Industry: Proposed fee tied to food safety would hurt consumers

02/26/2012 | Bloomberg

Thirty-three industry groups sent top lawmakers a letter arguing against a government proposal to boost food safety by collecting $220 million in registration fees from processing establishments. "As food companies and consumers continue to cope with a period of prolonged economic turbulence, the creation of a new food tax would mean higher costs for food makers and higher food prices for our consumers," the groups wrote.

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