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Old 09-03-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Some of the Green Giant frozen veggies come from China, but you should be able to see clearly labeled the country of origin. Just look for that.

The 2002 Farm Bill and the 2008 Farm Bill amended the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 to require that retailers inform consumers of the country of origin of all perishable agricultural commodities beginning September 30, 2008.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/0.../#.UEVP79aPVsQ
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:36 PM
 
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With American GMO's and chemical companies??

I'm starting to look for food not grown in America!

Other Countries are refusing to use Monsanto chemicals and GMO's (frankenfood).

Thank God for so many Imports.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Volcano
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One thing I've noticed that others have not mentioned... although the brand-name frozen veggies seem to have the country of origin printed on the bag itself along with the design, nutritional label, etc., many of the housebrand or "generic" veggies have the country of origin printed by a dot printer in the margin, along with the expiration date.

What that means, for those who care about such things, is that you might buy a package one day that was from one country, but from another country another day, since they can obviously change the notice in a moment.

Personally I'm just not comfortable with food products from China, since they have such poor food safety laws and enforcement.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Newport News, VA
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Elina, thanks for posting the link to the article.

OpenD, I too am uncomfortable with food from China. Reading the article Elina posted, let me know that when you buy processed food, some of the ingredients may come from China, even if the item itself was processed in the US. Sigh.

This is an issue with pet foods too. It seems to be impossible to get totally away from Chinese made food products unless you make all your own dishes from scratch and are very careful about the ingredients you buy. Avoiding Chinese food products would also likely mean no eating out.

Many products I buy indicate that they are not made with GMO produce.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:04 PM
 
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I may buy frozen peas & veggies occasionally from the store when I used up all the fresh / frozen veggies from my garden or my FIL's garden.

Yah... so long as it is not Chinese products, I don't mind buying.
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Old 06-19-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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I received an email stating Green Giant frozen veggies are from China and grown under adverse conditions not safe to eat. I called Green Giant of this and their only reply was their veggies are grown in different countries and they only show the country of origin when required to do so.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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I received an email stating Green Giant frozen veggies are from China and grown under adverse conditions not safe to eat. I called Green Giant of this and their only reply was their veggies are grown in different countries and they only show the country of origin when required to do so.
Let me translate that for you. They are required to show country of origin for imported foods, not for US grown foods.

There is lots of misinformation floating around the internet and in emails, that unless something like that has references I can check, I ignore it. And if I does, I check the references.
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:01 PM
 
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Let me translate that for you. They are required to show country of origin for imported foods, not for US grown foods.

There is lots of misinformation floating around the internet and in emails, that unless something like that has references I can check, I ignore it. And if I does, I check the references.
I wish some of the "one post wonders" would take the time to head to the supermarket and verify some of the stuff that they post.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:37 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I know that they are not required to print Made in USA for American made products, but I wish they would. That surely could help cut some of the doubts and made customers happy. And why not? Are they not proud of their products?
Nowadays lots of people wonder about the country of origin when none is stated, and think this or that is Made in China - and right so, since less and less of anything is made in the States.
The thing with frozen veggies is also a bit tricky. If they are in some way processed ( seasoned, gravy added ) in the States, then they can, by law, say that the product was made in the USA.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Have you tried Green Giant? That's pretty much the only brand I eat.
Green giant puts a lot of hydrogenated oil in their products and then tries to pass them off as good for you. That's why people need to read the ingredient list on everything they buy.

I won't touch that brand with a 10-foot pole. I'll take Mexican-grown produce over that any day.
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