Seafood Labeling Bill on Table

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Legislature this year is likely to debate a bill that would require Mississippi restaurants to notify customers of the country of origin of their seafood.

Steve Bosarge of Pascagoula, a commission member and shrimper, said the menu labeling requirement would help shrimpers expand the market for their catch.

The Mississippi Commission on Marine Resources is scheduled to consider this week a resolution for Country of Origin Labeling for all seafood products served in restaurants, according to The Mississippi Press.

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