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Commodities, Farm Produce

Commodities, farm produce

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Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), Fair Trade Practices Program, Country of Origin Labeling (COOL),1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #2614-S, MS 0216, 20250-0216; (202) 720-4486. Fax, (202) 260-8369. Andrea Huberty, Director (Acting).

General email, cool@ams.usda.gov

Web, www.ams.usda.gov/rules-regulations/cool

Works with businesses to uphold the origin labeling law, which requires retailers to disclose the source of certain foods, including meats and vegetables, to their customers.

Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) (Agriculture Dept.), National Organic Program,1400 Independence Ave. S.W., #S2648, 20250 (mailing address: 1400 Independence Ave. S.W., MS 0268, Washinton, DC 20250); (202) 720-3252. Fax, (202) 260-9151. Ruihong Guo, Deputy Administrator (Acting).

Web, www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/programs-offices/national-organic-program

Develops national standards and regulations for organically produced agricultural products; accredits certifying agents to certify organic producers and handlers; establishes international organic import and export policies; investigates ...

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