REVIEW OF PAPER BALER RULES PLANNED

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Federal regulations governing the operation of paper balers, which supermarket operators claim are antiquated, will be reconsidered this spring by the U.S. Department of Labor, according to the agency's top enforcement officer."One thing we're trying to do is take a fresh look at these," Maria Echaveste, administrator for the Wage and Hour Division, said in an interview. "I have

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Federal regulations governing the operation of paper balers, which supermarket operators claim are antiquated, will be reconsidered this spring by the U.S. Department of Labor, according to the agency's top enforcement officer.

"One thing we're trying to do is take a fresh look at these," Maria Echaveste, administrator for the Wage and Hour Division, said in an interview. "I have heard the argument the paper baler of the 1950s is not the one currently used."

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