A federal ruling could bring about hundreds of job losses in Rome, according to Senator Charles Schumer.
According to his office, a proposal to the USDA would require expensive tests and labeling guidelines for olive oil imports.
That’s a move that he says could have devastating consequences for Sovena in Rome.
Senator Schumer says these regulations would starve the market of safe and affordable imports.
He says the order would add $7,000 in testing costs to each of Sovena’s shipments.