WASHINGTON RETAILERS BEGRUDGE LABEL LAW

SEATTLE (FNS) -- Retailers are calling a new state law, requiring them to distinguish state-grown fresh produce items, redundant of voluntary efforts. A spot check of operators indicated they were not even aware of the law, which takes effect in June."We do a lot already to promote Washington produce," said Rich Zdgil, produce specialist, Food Markets Northwest, operators of Queen Anne Thriftway,

SEATTLE (FNS) -- Retailers are calling a new state law, requiring them to distinguish state-grown fresh produce items, redundant of voluntary efforts. A spot check of operators indicated they were not even aware of the law, which takes effect in June.

"We do a lot already to promote Washington produce," said Rich Zdgil, produce specialist, Food Markets Northwest, operators of Queen Anne Thriftway, Procter Thriftway and Admiral Way Thriftway.

"We are close to our customers and

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