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The Los Angeles Times this morning reports that the California Department of Food and Agriculture has launched an investigation into allegations that Kroger-owned Ralphs and Food-4-Less stores advertised grapes grown in Mexico has coming from California farms.

The company said that it had made an honest mistake and has corrected the mislabeling.

However, if the state finds that Ralphs and Food-4-Less are guilty of something other than an honest mistake, the result could be fines as high as $3,000 for every mis-advertised bag of fruit sold.
KC's View:
Could this also be turned into yet another argument for Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) legislation?