AUGUSTA – Last year, a Winterport farmer faced having hundreds of pounds of his pork products seized and destroyed.
The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry said the products were mislabeled during processing.
Now, Rep. Scott Cuddy, D-Winterport, is proposing a remedy for the problem.
“If this becomes law, they’ll be able to create rules to help them deal with the situation much more efficiently,” Cuddy said.
“It’s a limited-scope situation but if you’re the one who has hundreds of pounds of meat that you have raised and slaughtered and now can’t sell or even consume yourself, it’s going to make a huge difference,” he continued.
Right now the proposal is under review by the legislature.