The International Dairy Foods Association presented in a letter to the FDA earlier this month its stand on the proposed new food labeling program. IDFA said the current information on food labels adhere to national standards, and the use of the suggested nutrition labeling system should be optional and flexible among food companies. "A mandatory system could have the unwanted effect of separating foods into 'good' and 'bad' groups, and could force costly label changes with no additional benefit to consumers," IDFA said in the letter.

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