Industry Struggles With Toxin Standards

Confusion sums up how executives in food distribution view the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, passed last year by Congress. In January, Consumer Product Safety Commissioners voted a one-year stay for manufacturers and importers to test for high levels of lead and other toxins in children's products and certify their products meet new stringent CPSIA standards. The postponement, however,

Confusion sums up how executives in food distribution view the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, passed last year by Congress.

In January, Consumer Product Safety Commissioners voted a one-year stay for manufacturers and importers to test for high levels of lead and other toxins in children's products and certify their products meet new stringent CPSIA standards.

The postponement, however, only provides a partial stay to manufacturers and importers and doesn't exempt wh

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