SNAC International Applauds Introduction of Accurate Labels Act

June 7, 2018

ARLINGTON, VA-- SNAC International applauds Senator Moran, Rep. Kinzinger and Rep. Schrader for introducing the Accurate Labels Act, a bipartisan and commonsense proposal that would ensure new product labeling requirements are risk-based. By requiring that state and local labeling programs use sound science as a criteria, consumers will continue to benefit from the nutritional and allergy information on packaging today, with a guarantee that any additional product information required by states or cities is clear, accurate and meaningful.

“SNAC International members are committed to providing consumers with the complete information about the products they love,” said SNAC International President and CEO Elizabeth Avery. “Because no SNAC member, big or small, does business in just one state, it is vital for new labeling requirements to follow a strong scientific standard. A state patchwork of labeling laws will only confuse consumers and create unnecessary costs for manufacturers.”

Multiple labeling revisions are expensive and have an impact on the entire supply chain. As online sales of snack products continue to grow, it is increasingly important that labeling mandates follow a clear, uniform standard across state lines. Unfounded warning label programs create obstacles for business hoping to expand into new states, creating unnecessary new regulatory burdens.

“Consumers have a right to consistent information on their food packaging, no matter where they are in the U.S.,” Avery said. “SNAC International urges Congress to pass the Accurate Labels Act, a commonsense solution for both our members and their consumers.”

During SNAC’s annual Legislative Summit this week in D.C., SNAC members from around the country will be meeting with close to 100 Capitol Hill offices urging support for the Accurate Labels Act. 

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About SNAC International
Founded in 1937, SNAC International (formerly Snack Food Association) is the leading international trade association for the snack industry.  SNAC International represents over 400 companies worldwide, including snack industry suppliers, marketers and manufacturers in both the traditional and emerging snack categories. SNAC is committed to providing premier educational resources, connection opportunities, and advocacy for the ever-evolving snack industry. For more information about SNAC International, visit www.snacintl.org.

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