Louisiana Restaurants Now Required to Label Imported Shrimp, Crawfish

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Next time you cross the state line and eat in New Orleans, or any other Louisiana restaurant, you’ll know just where your seafood came from. The state’s governor, John Bel Edwards has signed Bill 335 into law, and it is now in effect.

The new law requires all restaurants and other food services providers in the state to prominently post whether they serve domestic or imported shrimp or crawfish. It’s a move to help local fishermen and to protect those who eat the seafood from potentially harmful chemicals and residues found in seafood imported from foreign countries.

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Any violation will be considered a violation of the state’s sanitary code. Louisiana is taking the lead with this law, no official word yet if Mississippi plans to follow suit.

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