The American Bakers Association (ABA) has joined the newly-formed Coalition for Accurate Product Labels (CAPL), a broad-based coalition advocating for clear, concise and scientifically accurate labelling for consumer products.
CAPL will be advocating for the Accurate Labels Act which amends the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act of 1966 by establishing science and risk-based criteria for all additional state and local labeling requirements.
"Consumers have a right to know exactly what is in the products they buy," said ABA President & CEO Robb MacKie.
"Labels not based on sound science and legitimate risk only hinder consumers' ability to shop smart and make healthy choices for their families."
The bill also allows for state-mandated product information to be provided through smartphone-enabled "smart labels" and on websites, where consumers can find up-to-date, relevant ingredients and warnings.
If passed, the legislation would also provide bakers with clearer ground rules regarding food labeling.
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