Food product labels undergo a high level of public scrutiny concerning the accuracy of their advertising claims, as well as sourcing assertions.
Recently, cheese maker Cabot Creamery was the target of ire among consumers for its claim of being "Vermont made." However, it was found that many of the elements that go into the company's product are made all over New England, including Massachusetts, as well as in New York.
In response, Cabot Creamery has officially dropped "Vermont" from its label, adding that a discussion with the state attorney general's office contributed to the decision, The Barre Montpelier Times Argus reports.
However, Vermont's governor, Peter Shumlin, expressed his disappointment over the change, as he believes there's enough Vermont milk in Cabot products to allow for the state to appear on the label, the paper reports.
More attention is being paid to sourcing than ever, especially with recent debates over genetically modified foods.