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FOOD INDUSTRY SAYS LABELING RULES MUST BE FIXED BY FDA

 FOOD INDUSTRY SAYS LABELING RULES MUST BE FIXED BY FDA
 WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Food Processors Association issued the following:
 The food industry today expressed "extreme disappointment" that differences in the Bush administration over food labeling proposals under consideration for nearly two years has prevented issuance of final rules.
 Failure of the Food and Drug Administration to act by a congressionally imposed Nov. 8 deadline means that the agency's initial nutrition labeling proposals, the subject of thousands of pages of comments since they were first published, automatically take effect.
 "American consumers will be short-changed unless FDA gets on the job of revising its proposed rules based on the many scientifically sound comments provided by so many knowledgeable parties," said John R. Cady, president of the National Food Processors Association. "To relabel based on FDA's proposed rules will create confusion and chaos in the grocery aisles and present industry with a virtually impossible task. It would take someone with a Ph.D. in nutrition to understand the proposed label," he added.
 Cady said FDA still has the opportunity to act, based on the public record it has amassed, to improve its initial proposals. "So far, the agency has done nothing to finalize these rules; it would be shameful if all the time and effort devoted to careful review of FDA's initial proposals went down the drain," he added.
 "All along, we have put forward science-based improvements in the FDA proposed rules that would benefit consumers -- by making food labels clearer and easier to read and understand. By not acting, FDA would give industry and consumers a label format that is complex, misleading and difficult to understand. Moreover, industry would have only a few months to do the entire relabeling job, which just is not possible," Cady added.
 NFPA is the scientific voice of the food industry, concentrating exclusively on food issues. The association's 500 member companies produce the nation's processed-packaged foods and vegetables, meat and poultry, seafood, juices and drinks, and specialty products.
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 /CONTACT: Timothy Willard of the National Food Processors Association, 202-637-8060/ CO: National Food Processors Association; Food and Drug
 Administration ST: District of Columbia IN: SU:


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