Last April, the state of Georgia approved HB 87 — a tough new immigration reform law inspired by Arizona’s Senate Bill 1070 — which would give the state’s police officers the power to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of any crime, including traffic violations.
YONKERS, N.Y. — A nagging seafood industry problem returned to the media spotlight recently after three recent, separate investigations by The Boston Globe, Oceana and Consumers Union here revealed that more than one-fifth of seafood sold by retailers and restaurants may be mislabeled, incompletely labeled or misidentified by store or restaurant employees.
In 2009, the packaged salad category was suffering from a case of the “blahs.” Earlier in the decade, bagged salad mixes had been one of the most dynamic, fastest-growing categories in the produce department, but that growth had long-since stalled.
It's become an unfortunate reality for food manufacturers in recent years — input costs continue their relentless rise, but U.S. consumers are still pinching pennies in a stagnant economy. Passing along those rising costs has become a difficult proposition, but inaction is out of the question.