WASHINGTON -- Time is running out. On May 8 a new regulation goes into effect that mandates the labeling of fresh produce coated with wax or resin and spells out labeling requirements. For retailers, this means signs need to be posted in produce departments listing the items they carry that are treated with wax or resin. The regulation says that one of two headings must be printed on the signs, depending on the type of coating used: "Coated with food-grade, animal-based wax to maintain ...

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