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First Regular Session of the 119th


H.P. 718 - L.D. 1008

An Act to Require Labeling of Fruits and Vegetables to Identify Country of Origin

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

     Sec. 1. 7 MRSA §524-A is enacted to read:

§524-A. Produce packed in State

     When produce that was grown or raised in a foreign country is packed in this State, the label must identify the country in which the produce was grown in letters as large or larger than the letters identifying the name and place of business of the packer.

     Sec. 2. 7 MRSA §530, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 527, §1, is amended to read:

     1. Label required. Fresh produce imported from a foreign country must be labeled in accordance with this section in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of Maine citizens from the dangers of pesticides used or applied in a manner or at a rate disallowed in the United States.

     Sec. 3. 7 MRSA §530, sub-§2, as enacted by PL 1989, c. 527, §1, is repealed.

Effective September 18, 1999, unless otherwise indicated.

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