ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The produce industry has made an 11th-hour request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an extension of the May 8 deadline for complying with part of the new wax labeling regulation. The part in question concerns the mandate to label plastic and mesh bags and trays used for consumer packs of fresh produce that has been treated with wax or resin. The petition, filed April 7, seeks a one-year extension on this point. It was filed jointly by the United Fresh Fruit ...

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