Yesterday the Zone Manager came in. And one of my *COOL'S was off. Now they were checked when I was on leave this last week, so Tuesday the country changed, and we don't get to check them until Wednesday. Zone told me that I didn't need to COOL if the product states country on it. I knew that, and told him so. He asked me why I COOLed it, "because I was told to" He asked if I got the package that explained the law and requirements. I did. He asked if I read it, I did. He asked again why I was putting up signage then, again, I responded I was told to. He asked me if I showed the information to my boss (who was standing there) I did. Boss finally jumped in, that what Zone found was my argument against doing it, but they (management) thought it would be easier for the customer to have the signage up. Zone then looked at me, and I told him, I did my part, I told them, I showed them, I lost. He smiled and said "I now won"
*COOL is country of orgin label. The law now requires that the country where the product is grown (or raised) is displayed.
They should be, it's federal law. All those stickers on the apples, tomatoes and such, all have country on them. So really what we are talking about are greens, loose potatoes, very few things the store actually has to identify.
Winter squash I know had labels on each. Did not have organic byt that farm I think is and had the a number which I suppose was maybe but grown in Colorado. I don't buy fruit as I can not eat. Colorado raises tons of potatoes and you see Idaho on them. Cheaper? I do not remember seeing anything on the sweet potato sign. .69 a pound and that is cheap for here. Maybe they only mark out of US, really have not payed any attention. I buy sweet potatoes and onion and potatoes and squash. so high.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."