FDA OFFERS REVAMPED NET-WEIGHT RULES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration has proposed revamping federal food-labeling regulations to ensure the accuracy of net-weight declarations on processed foods and, in the process, improve nutritional information as well.Unlike the FDA's previous effort to rewrite the U.S. net-weight regulations in 1980, the industry generally supports this latest initiative.The agency's plan is

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration has proposed revamping federal food-labeling regulations to ensure the accuracy of net-weight declarations on processed foods and, in the process, improve nutritional information as well.

Unlike the FDA's previous effort to rewrite the U.S. net-weight regulations in 1980, the industry generally supports this latest initiative.

The agency's plan is technical in nature, setting out accepted methods for ensuring that food label

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