Food & Agriculture

Public Interest Groups Oppose “Accurate Labels Act” Which Would Block Most State and Local Right-to-Know Laws

In a letter to members of Congress, public interest groups including CFA express opposition to the recently introduced “Accurate Labels Act” which  would block enforcement of most state and local right-to-know laws, and even some federal programs. These important laws require disclosure of ingredients in everyday consumer products that are linked to potential health risks, including cancer, birth defects, developmental harm to children and other diseases. The inaccurately labeled bill is alarming and radical legislation, promoted primarily by the chemical and grocery manufacturers, that would repeal most if not all existing labeling and information disclosure laws adopted by state or local governments.

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