China’s melamine-contaminated milk scandal continues to ripple across the dairy industry.
In a conference call to reporters yesterday, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) says she is pushing for legislation that would require country of origin labeling on all dairy products.
According to television station WICZ, Gillibrand says, “All consumers have the right to know whether the milk, yogurt and cheese that we buy are made in Upstate New York or China. This legislation supports both families and farmers by requiring country of origin labeling on all dairy products. With increasing dairy imports and alarming news about tainted products overseas, country of origin labeling provides critical information to parents and all adults that will help them make smart choices for their families.”