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Article | January 31, 1996
New York gets flexible
Packagers of edible or otherwise nontoxic oils and greases now have a little more breathing space from the regulatory hand of Uncle Sam. Under a newly enacted law, federal agencies--except FDA and FSIS--must now differentiate between edible oils (fats, oils and greases from animal, vegetable or marine sources) and other oils/greases like petroleum when developing or enforcing regulations relating to transportation, storage, release, emission or disposal.
The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) and other food groups had argued it was costly and unnecessary to equate nontoxic edible oils/greases with other petroleum products in restrictive regulations designed to protect the environment. The edible oils legislation was among the first items of business for "Corrections Day" the brainchild of House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA). Outdated overly burdensome or just plain silly laws and regulations are considered for repeal on the regularly scheduled House "Corrections Days."
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