NEW YORK -- Retailers here will no longer have to package meat in 100% clear plastic containers, which should save them millions each year under a bill that was approved by the New York City Council earlier this month. s for the New York State Food Merchants Association here. The bill will take effect as soon as it is signed by New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, which the association estimated would occur soon, Brodhagen said. Under the new law, packaged meat need only be visible on the ...

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