TRADE TO FDA: DROP TAKEOUT LABEL RULES

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Two food industry trade groups have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to drop ingredient-labeling requirements for in-store prepared food packaged for takeout.The Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association argue that it is impractical and costly for supermarkets to affix detailed ingredient labels on their takeout items. The labels are required under

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Two food industry trade groups have petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to drop ingredient-labeling requirements for in-store prepared food packaged for takeout.

The Food Marketing Institute and the National Grocers Association argue that it is impractical and costly for supermarkets to affix detailed ingredient labels on their takeout items. The labels are required under the government's newly expanded ingredient-labeling rules.

Mandating the label

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