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Mislabeling food as "Jersey Fresh" or "Jersey Grown" would prompt fines that are 10 times higher than they now are, under legislation that recently passed the state Assembly.
Trenton state’s 1,800 packaged-goods stores. Bill sponsor Assemblyman John Advocate that investigated Assist- Grocery stores may “The fact is that nobody in Burzichelli (D-West Deptford) said ed Living Concepts Inc., a Wis- get OK to sell liquor New Jersey has a difficult time the bill would consin-based firm accused of finding alcoholic beverages,” protect the unlawfully discharging residents. A BILL THAT would expand alco- Warsh said. He said the council’s state’s farmers. In addition, Medicaid-eligible holic-beverage sales to supermar- revenue estimate depends on an “We need residents could become more kets is receiving a push from the alcohol tax increase proposed by to be fair to attractive to assisted-living facili- New Jersey Food Council, which Gov. Jon S. Corzine, which he farmers and ties if the state government makes “I don't think contends it would provide revenue argued would lower sales and tax consumers by changes urged by some legislators. we should make to the state. receipts. – Andrew Kitchenman ensuring only However, Health Care Associ- criminals out of The council estimates that if ‘Jersey Fresh’ John Burzichelli ation of New Jersey President Paul the state activates 200 of nearly products carry the label that con- Langevin pointed out that the our very sick and 400 dormant liquor licenses, it Bill looks to protect sumers look to for the highest- Public Advocate report focused on terminally ill. would add $60 million in new rev- Jersey Fresh label quality produce,” Burzichelli said. just one firm. Medical marijuana enue, as well as make liquor shop- – Andrew Kitchenman “It’s not an industry-wide ping more convenient. Mislabeling food as “Jersey Fresh” or issue,” Langevin said. can alleviate a lot of Council President Linda “Jersey Grown” would prompt fines Health and Senior Services suffering.” Doherty said New Jersey should that are 10 times higher than they State seeks options spokeswoman Marilyn Riley said join 45 other states in having com- now are, under legislation that for assisted living the department supports the reso- petitive liquor laws. recently passed the state Assembly. lution’s goals. The department is State Assemblyman Reed “This would result in more The bill would increase the fine Lawmakers are asking the state strengthening disclosure require- Guscio
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