FMI LOBBY CARRIED PLATEFUL OF HEATED ISSUES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Reductions in the estate tax, new rules on tobacco sales and conversion of food stamps to an electronic system were on the minds of grocers who came to lobby Congress with the Food Marketing Institute here.For Barry Scher, vice president of public affairs at Giant Food, Landover, Md., the primary concern was new federal regulations that will require retailers to check the identification

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Reductions in the estate tax, new rules on tobacco sales and conversion of food stamps to an electronic system were on the minds of grocers who came to lobby Congress with the Food Marketing Institute here.

For Barry Scher, vice president of public affairs at Giant Food, Landover, Md., the primary concern was new federal regulations that will require retailers to check the identification of people suspected of being less than 27 years old who are buying cigarettes.

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