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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Raquel Guillory, 410-576-6357
rguillory@oag.state.md.us

Kosher and Halal Foods Disclosure Forms Available Online

BALTIMORE, MD ( September 28, 2009) - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that disclosure forms required for businesses selling unpackaged Kosher or Halal food may be printed from the Office of Attorney General website or requested from the Consumer Protection Division. Maryland law requires businesses that sell unpackaged Kosher or Halal foods to post the disclosure form in a prominent location that informs customers of the basis for their claims that their food complies with standards for such products.

“Posting these forms online and having them available by mail makes it much easier for businesses to comply with Maryland law,” said Attorney General Gansler. “Consumers can now readily determine if a business sells food products that meet their standards.”

The forms may be printed from the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.state.md.us/consumer/kosher or may be obtained by calling the Consumer Protection Division at 410-576-6557 or toll-free at 1-888-743-0023.

Consumers who wish to file complaints against businesses that claim to sell Kosher or Halal food products but have not posted the required forms may do so on the Attorney General’s website at www.oag.state.md.us/consumer/complaint.htm or by calling 410-528-8662 from Baltimore or toll-free at 1-888-743-0023 elsewhere in Maryland.

   

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