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THE FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE, Washington, has filed comments for the third time with the U.S. Customs Service strongly opposing its proposal to require country-of-origin labeling on the front panel of frozen-produce packages. The FMI said the marking requirement is "unnecessary and would take away from the more important ingredient and nutrient information on the back and side panels of the label."

THE FOOD MARKETING INSTITUTE, Washington, has filed comments for the third time with the U.S. Customs Service strongly opposing its proposal to require country-of-origin labeling on the front panel of frozen-produce packages. The FMI said the marking requirement is "unnecessary and would take away from the more important ingredient and nutrient information on the back and side panels of the label." According to the FMI's 1997 consumer research study, "Trends in the United States: Consumer Att

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