WASHINGTON -- The Food Marketing Institute here has alerted the U.S. Customs Service that it opposes a proposal to require country-of-origin marking on the front of frozen produce packages. "FMI urges the withdrawal of the proposed rule," Tim Hammonds, FMI president and chief executive officer, wrote in a Sept. 23 letter to the Customs Service's Office of Regulations and Rulings, also here. "We believe the proposed marketing requirement is unnecessary and unjustified and would be extremely ...

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