An analysis of food-labeling positions proposed by the Departments of Agriculture and Health, Education, and Welfare and the Federal Trade Commission was undertaken. The analysis focused on the agencies' intent to begin implementing new regulations and drafting new laws to correct the complex and sometimes duplicative and/or inconsistent regulations in effect. The agencies' method of correction is to develop an overall labeling strategy that would give consumers the information they want and need to make informed food choices. Moreover, the agencies expect their new labeling policies to be in full force within the next 2 years, and will implement the strategy in a piece-meal manner through a series of regulations.
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