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Grocers Want 'Common Sense' Labeling

Grocery retailers met today with members of Congress to garner more support for the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act (H.R. 1249), which would include grocery and convenience stores in menu labeling regulations only if those businesses are primarily engaged in restaurant activity. Retailer and wholesaler members of the Food Marketing Institute and National Grocers Association explained to congressional representatives how, under the rule currently proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, taking a piece of fruit from a produce department and slicing it for a customer would make a grocery store "similar" to a chain restaurant.

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