The Organic Trade Association and the International Dairy Foods Association filed law suits last month trying to block an Ohio ruling making it illegal for producers to label their products with statements such as "no artificial hormones." This follows similar battles in Pennsylvania, Kansas, Missouri and New Jersey.
As a large purchaser, we need as much labeling as possible to ensure we’re getting the product we deem best for our customers. Whether it’s the use of rBGH, cloned animals, or the country of origin, we should have all the information possible to make our purchasing decisions. When a company fights so hard to discourage labeling, it’s cause for concern.
At Bon Appetit, we created the Circle of Responsibility program to give our guests information so they can make food choices that meet their goals and values. Shouldn’t our suppliers allow us to do the same?
– Maisie Greenawalt, Vice President