Associations Testify on Import Safety

Several aspects of the proposed Food and Drug Import Safety Act (H.R. 3610) are “unworkable,” Food Marketing Institute testified in a House subcommittee hearing yesterday.

WASHINGTON — Several aspects of the proposed Food and Drug Import Safety Act (H.R. 3610) are “unworkable,” Food Marketing Institute testified in a House subcommittee hearing yesterday. The association said it opposes user fees on imports, restricting ports of entry for imported foods, and country-of-origin labeling, saying all three provisions would be costly for retailers and consumers. Jill Hollingsworth, FMI vice president of food safety programs, testified about the success of existing in

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