New law requiring labels for foreign seafood now in effect
BATON ROUGE - A new law that requires Louisiana restaurants and distributors to label seafood is now in effect.
The Louisiana Department of Health began to enforce the law Sunday. Officials said establishments that offer cooked or prepared crawfish or shrimp must notify their customers if the seafood came from outside the United States.
The law allows for the notice to be paper-clipped to the menu, with the same location, font and shade restrictions required on menu labeling.
-Provide a sign posted at the main entrance to the establishment that states: “Certain crawfish and shrimp originate from a foreign country.”
-The sign must be at least 18 inches tall and 18 inches wide, written in English.
-Lettering must not be less than 1 inch in size.
-The sign must be posted in a conspicuous location not less than 36 inches from the floor.