Honduras government demands price labels on products
The Honduras government has begun a campaign to oblige businesses to place price labels on essential consumer products
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
The Minister of Industry and Trade, Fredis Cerrato, announced the plan at a press conference. He called on producers to label goods to ensure that the consumer pays the right price.
Costa Rican merchants will have three months to include in their displays the price per unit of measurement on their products.
The worldwide and national alert for the increase in price of many products such as grains, the basic consumer basket of goods, and services such as transportation and electricity can be overcome without government interventions, through the free market and encouragement of entrepreneurial activities.
As of July 1 it will be mandatory to use a logo for organic foods in the European Union (EU) for all pre-packaged foods.
A new law establishes that labels must identify the country or countries where every step of production took place, such as birth, rearing and slaughter of the animal.
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