Grocery retailers meet with lawmakers in support of Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act
They say labeling rules shouldn't apply in grocery stores.
Grocery retailers met with congressional representatives last week in support of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act. The rule would address menu labeling requirements designed to apply to chain restaurants that FDA expanded to include chain grocery stores. Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (GMA) members say the expansion of labeling regulations would cost them in excess of one billion dollars. “The chain restaurant menu labeling issue has nothing to do with helping consumers make wise nutritional choices,” said Greg Ferrara, vice present of public affairs at NGA. “Instead, the restaurants have been lobbying the FDA and Congress to subject food retailers to cumbersome regulations under the Affordable Care Act intended for chain restaurants that serve uniform menu items.”