By Michael Messina
Labor 411’s goal has always been to provide a guide to products and services in the U.S. that support good jobs in this country, as with our BuyBlue campaign, which is why we’ve been troubled over a certain favorite cookie of ours lately: Oreo. Mondelez, Oreo’s parent company, recently decided to shut down a storied Chicago Oreo plant and head to Mexico. This means checking the label on those blue packages is now a must in order to find out if it is domestically produced. But it doesn’t end with Oreo.
Nabisco makes Oreo along with a lot of other popular cookies and crackers. Many of them are made right here in the good ol’ US of A by union-represented workers, but like Oreo, many are also produced in Mexico; brands like Fig Newton, Ritz, Chips Ahoy and many more. And as the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers union reminds us in their video below, check the label on all Nabisco products to find out where it is made before you purchase.
Remember to support good jobs and make sure the label does not say Made in Mexico.
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