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Supermarkets Cry Foul as FDA Proposes New Food-Labeling Rule


If the Food and Drug Administration gets its way, your trip to the grocery store could get a tad pricier.

Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners — to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone.

Store owner Tom Heinen said the industry’s profit margins already are razor thin. “When you incur a significant cost, there is no way that that doesn’t get passed on to the customer in some form,” he said.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/06/jail-time-for-food-labels/#ixzz2KBbVsKoz

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