November 29, 2007

Labeling Victory, for the Moment

In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Daniel Malloy reported yesterday that Gov. Ed Rendell has finally waded into the milk labeling fiasco, putting on hold the new rules banning claims like “hormone-free” on milk sold in Pennsylvania.

Chuck Ardo, press secretary for Mr. Rendell, said the governor's office heard complaints from elected representatives of rural districts and agriculture lobbyists, prompting the review.

That's right, y'all. Power to the people! ... For now, at least. There will be a delay of a few months while Rendell's office reviews things.

More on this topic soon.

2 comments:

TC said...

I just finished reading:
"Forum: Consumers deserve to know what's in milk

On a label, more information is better, says CARMEN PHILLIPS"
(Sunday, December 02, 2007)

I'm a freelance writer and member of PASA and have been following the labeling issue. PASA has contracted me to write their 2008 Regional Food Infrastructure e-newsletter and issues such as this will be included. Perhaps I can speak with you about these and other concerns in the future.

Fillippelli the Cook said...

Would be glad to speak with you. While this is not my area of expertise by any means, following news about this ruling, I spent a number of evenings doing a bit of research on this topic and had an illuminating conversation with a PDA staff person about the ruling. I'm happy to share with you what I have learned about this and talk about other local food issues.

You can contact me directly at cbfillippelli@gmail.com.