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Foreign shrimp will likely need ID in Louisiana restaurants

State senate unanimously approves plan forcing restaurants to disclose whether shrimp and crawfish they serve comes from another country.

Louisiana's Senate has unanimously approved a proposal forcing restaurants to disclose whether the shrimp and crawfish they serve comes from another country, the advocate.com reports.

The bill now moves back to the House for potential amendments.

A similar proposal also won approval in the House by a 99-0 vote earlier this month.

Should the measure again win approval it would be signed into law by Governor John Bel Edwards.

Failure to comply would violate Louisiana's state sanitary code, meaning restaurants not using menus would need to place a sign outside or have staff inform customers that seafood comes from outside the United States.

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