FMI OPPOSES U.S. CUSTOMS PROPOSAL FOR ORIGIN LABELS

WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here has alerted the U.S. Customs Service that it opposes a proposal to require country-of-origin marking on the front of frozen produce packages."FMI urges the withdrawal of the proposed rule," Tim Hammonds, FMI president and chief executive officer, wrote in a Sept. 23 letter to the Customs Service's Office of Regulations and Rulings, also here."We believe

WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here has alerted the U.S. Customs Service that it opposes a proposal to require country-of-origin marking on the front of frozen produce packages.

"FMI urges the withdrawal of the proposed rule," Tim Hammonds, FMI president and chief executive officer, wrote in a Sept. 23 letter to the Customs Service's Office of Regulations and Rulings, also here.

"We believe the proposed marketing requirement is unnecessary and unjustified and would

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