There is quite a bit of push back to the request in the US to have country of origin food labels. Has any other country implemented Country of Origin Food labeling?
If so have their been any issues that were caused by the regulation?
13 Dec. 2014: New EU food labelling legislation applies.
Monique Goyens, director general of BEUC, said: "In 2013, the EU will decide on crucial rules on origin labelling. Our survey clearly shows that this info ranks high when people buy food. Making origin labelling meaningful and easy to find should be legislators' yardstick.
"Producers go to great lengths to make consumers believe their food has a special regional character. German feta cheese promoted in Greek font or Chinese tomato sauce with Italian flags are poor marketing tricks to mislead shoppers. Such dishonest practices are unacceptable and should be stopped."
The issues question: Nowadays it's mandatory to have an address of the manufacturer. But there is a problem if the beef is from France and the factory is in Austria. Accourding to the law (if they get other ingredients above certain percentage) the product could be labeled as from Austria, which is kind of weird.
It's mandatory for eggs and some organic material like meat etc.
In the EU, the origin must always be labelled for olive oil, fish (unless it's canned or prepared), beef, fresh or frozen poultry of non-EU origin, wine, most fresh fruit and vegetables, honey and eggs.