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NFPA PRAISES CHANGES TO METRIC LABELING PROVISIONS

 NFPA PRAISES CHANGES TO METRIC LABELING PROVISIONS
 WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Food Processors


Association (NFPA) applauded action by Congress to amend the metric labeling provisions signed into law earlier this year. The law will no longer require that the metric system be the primary unit of measure or that packaging be converted to metric sizes.
 "Congress has acted swiftly and responsibly to ensure that the metric provisions of the American Technology Preeminence Act (H.R. 5343) will not have an unintended impact on the food industry," said NFPA President John R. Cady. "As written, the law would have required changing food packaging sizes, altering the quantity of food they contained and causing much confusion for consumers. These amendments will solve that problem."
 The amendments to H.R. 5343 were passed by the House of Representatives on June 29 and by the Senate on July 21. President Bush is expected to sign these technical corrections into law.
 NFPA is the scientific voice of the food industry. The associations' 500 member companies produce the nation's processed- packaged fruits 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 ST: DIstrict of Columbia IN: SU: LEG


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