|Barked: Fri Feb 22, '13 9:32am PST |
|Well, the original letter that Cindy got was a bunch of crap anyway. The Country of Origin legislation only covers fresh items. It doesn't cover processed foods. Therefore, saying that Milkbone has a country of origin in the USA because it is made in Buffalo, NY is a misleading label. Because, Milkbone can be made by ingredients from China but as it is "put together" in New York, then it is made in New York.
This is the same thing for your car. It can say Made in the USA on it but it uses Chinese components.
And I would know this because I programmed an entire grocery store to use County of Origin labeling. And having worked at the grocery, I know that most of your vitamin C additives are made in China. And most of the dried fruit you see on your Made in the USA cereal are Made in China.
So, what Del Monte basically did is get y'all buying into this marketing scheme.
But what is it about this Made in China deal? It's really nothing more than a bandwagon marketing schema based on the fears arising from poor quality of Chinese ingredients. A quality company - Apple, maker of the iPhone, for example - requires high quality components/ingredients for their high quality product. It doesn't matter where the component/ingredient comes from - a company who pride themselves on the quality of their products will make sure their ingredients/components are of high quality as well. Therefore, Apple, maker of the iPhone, has an amazing super quality range of products... even the ones with components made in China.
So, what am I trying to say? Stick with a company with the high quality that you trust. Don't worry about where they buy their ingredients.
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