Country of Origin Labeling

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) is a labeling law that requires retailers, such as full-line grocery stores, supermarkets, and club warehouse stores, notify their customers with information regarding the source of certain foods. Food products, (covered commodities) contained in the law include muscle cut and ground meats: chicken, lamb and goat; wild and farm-raised fish … Continue reading Country of Origin Labeling

Food Safety Resources

LOCAL & STATE RESOURCES The Produce Safety Program at NMDA is working with the FDA through a cooperative agreement to advance efforts to implement and ensure compliance with the Produce Safety Rule.  The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) focuses on preventing food safety problems rather than reacting to problems.  Visit the Produce Safety web page … Continue reading Food Safety Resources

Fertilizer Products Public Hearing

New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA) will hold three (3) public hearings on the following rule: Amendment of 21.18.2 NMAC, which protects consumers of fertilizer and soil conditioner products by establishing standards for the labeling and sale of plant food products, under the New Mexico Fertilizer Act, Chapter 76, Article 11, Sections 1 through 20, … Continue reading Fertilizer Products Public Hearing