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A new Congress means another attempt by the food industry to enact the National Uniformity for Food Act, legislation establishing, among other things, a uniform system of labeling requirements...USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service will postpone eliminating face-to-face meetings to approve labels, as planned.

That's due to a legal complaint alleging FSIS didn't issue a notice of proposed rulemaking. However, if the legal case is resolved without FSIS having to modify its planned changes, the change could take effect at any time...Dr. Jane Henney has been confirmed as FDA Commissioner.

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