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Opposition groups send letter to US lawmakers

US: Obama food safety plans would raise consumer costs

An Obama Administration plan to raise money for food safety programmes by levying fees from food processing plants, warehouses and other facilities, has drawn a letter of opposition from industry groups.

The groups, including the United Fresh Produce Association, sent a letter to top US law makers, citing as one reason for their opposition the fact that such fees were badly timed as they would inevitably lead to higher costs for consumers as the expense was passed on.

Congress last year rejected similar proposals.

Source: www.businessweek.com

Publication date: 2/27/2012


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