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NFPA PRAISES REPEAL OF CALIFORNIA FOOD TAX

 NFPA PRAISES REPEAL OF CALIFORNIA FOOD TAX
 WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The passage of California


Proposition 163, which repealed a tax on food and on bottled water and prohibits such taxes in the future, "sends a message that should be heard by legislators across the country," according to the National Food Processors Association (NFPA).
 "Clearly, this is a vote that demonstrates that the public is against food taxes of any kind," said John R. Cady, NFPA president and CEO. "It reflects voter concern with the economic impact of taxing food, which is one of the essentials of life. California voters -- as well as voters across the United States -- are strongly opposed to costly, arbitrary, and regressive food taxes."
 Approximately 66 percent of the California electorate voted in favor of Proposition 163. It is estimated that repealing the existing food and bottled water tax will save California residents $200-$250 million annually.
 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 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: California IN: SU:


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