FDA BEHIND SCHEDULE ON LABEL INSPECTIONS

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is running behind schedule for its inspections to see if supermarkets are in compliance with the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which requires retailers to voluntarily provide nutrition information for top-selling produce and seafood items.The random inspections were due to start earlier this month. Judy Foulke, an FDA spokeswoman, said she

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is running behind schedule for its inspections to see if supermarkets are in compliance with the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, which requires retailers to voluntarily provide nutrition information for top-selling produce and seafood items.

The random inspections were due to start earlier this month. Judy Foulke, an FDA spokeswoman, said she was not sure when the inspections will begin or why they were delayed.

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