NEWS WATCH: FOOD GROUPS SEEK LABEL TIMELINE CHANGE...GENERAL MILLS USES INTERNET TO PROMOTE DIET PLAN...WHOLE GRAINS, CARTONS BIG IN 2005

FOOD GROUPS SEEK LABEL TIMELINE CHANGEindustry groups, including the Grocery Manufacturers of America, have asked the Food and Drug Administration here to synchronize the effectiveness dates for new trans fat and food allergen labeling requirements. While both requirements take effect Jan. 1, 2006, they adhere to different triggers, which will make compliance "extremely confusing and needlessly burdensome"

FOOD GROUPS SEEK LABEL TIMELINE CHANGE

industry groups, including the Grocery Manufacturers of America, have asked the Food and Drug Administration here to synchronize the effectiveness dates for new trans fat and food allergen labeling requirements. While both requirements take effect Jan. 1, 2006, they adhere to different triggers, which will make compliance "extremely confusing and needlessly burdensome" from a labeling and distribution perspective, the trade groups wrote in a

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