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New labels help shoppers identify LA food items

New labels help shoppers identify LA food items

In order to be eligible to get a certified label a product must meet a variety of requirements. (Source: Dept. of Agriculture and Foresty) In order to be eligible to get a certified label a product must meet a variety of requirements. (Source: Dept. of Agriculture and Foresty)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A new program launches January 31 to help you know when you're eating food from Louisiana.

The state's Department of Agriculture and Forestry workers say the system involves marking Louisiana food items with certified labels. In order to be eligible to get a certified label a product must meet a variety of requirements.

Here's a breakdown of the labels.

Certified Louisiana: The product must be made, grown, manufactured, processed, produced or substantially transformed in the state of Louisiana to be eligible to use the Certified Louisiana logo, Certified Cajun, Certified Creole and Certified Farm to Table. 

Certified Cajun: The product must be representative of the culture that is generally of Acadian descent and at least fifty percent of the product must be made, grown, produced, manufactured, processed or packed in Louisiana to be eligible to use the Certified Cajun logo.

Certified Creole: At least fifty percent of the product must be made, grown, produced, manufactured, processed or packed in Louisiana and shall be of Creole heritage to be eligible to use the Certified Creole Logo. 

Certified Farm to Table: The product must be made, grown, manufactured, processed, produced or substantially transformed in the state of Louisiana to be eligible to use the Certified Farm to Table logo.

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