Joyce Barrett

Joyce
Barrett
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COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN LABELING LINKED TO SAFETY, TRADE ISSUES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Congressional advocates of country-of-origin labeling for produce are linking their campaign with food-safety concerns and the upcoming
FOOD SAFETY, LABOR TOP AGENDA IN CONGRESS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Having won several critical tax cuts in a major tax-reform effort earlier this summer, the supermarket industry is now turning to
BID TO HIKE MINIMUM WAGE SPARKS CONCERN 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A new plan to raise the minimum wage has surfaced on Capitol Hill and is raising concerns in the supermarket industry.While the industry
PUSH TO REPEAL ESTATE TAXES URGED FOR 1998 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The battle to reform estate taxes is likely to be only partially successful this year, but supermarket and wholesaler executives are
SENATE GETS PLAN TO EASE ESTATE TAXES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- An estate tax plan offered by Senate Finance Committee Chairman William Roth Jr., R-Del., provides an additional $1 million exemption
INDUSTRY RALLIES AGAINST TEEN LABOR BILL 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The grocery industry is opposing a bill introduced by Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., that would restrict the weekly hours and time of
SENATORS ARE TOLD FDA REFORM IS VITAL 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Reform of the Food and Drug Administration is needed to ensure nationally uniform standards and a science-based regulatory system,
TAXING DEBATE 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- While the grocery industry is targeting a variety of legislative proposals in the 105th Congress, it is taking dead aim at the estate
AN ELECTRIC MOMENT 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The grocery industry is mobilizing behind a massive effort to deregulate the nation's $208 billion electric power industry, which
FMI LOBBY CARRIED PLATEFUL OF HEATED ISSUES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Reductions in the estate tax, new rules on tobacco sales and conversion of food stamps to an electronic system were on the minds of
COURT RULES AGAINST OSHA IN SURVEY CASE 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A U.S. District Court judge ruled Jan. 31 that the Occupational Safety and Health Administration may not force businesses to submit
HIGH COURT UPHOLDS RUILING IN LUNDY CASE 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Supreme Court declined without comment to overturn a 4th Circuit Court decision regarding Lundy Packing Co.'s employee stock ownership
SENATORS OFFER ESTATE TAX REFORM PLANS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Senate Republicans and Democrats last week proposed reforms of the estate tax, something the grocery industry has put at the top of
INDUSTRY MOVES FOR PLACE ON CONGRESS' AGENDA 
WASHINGTON -- (FNS) The supermarket industry is working hard to place its priorities into the quickly forming and focused agendas of the new Congress.In
INDUSTRY WELCOMES KESSLER'S EXIT 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- David A. Kessler's announcement last week that he plans to quit his job as Food and Drug Administration commissioner was greeted with

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