FDA Sued Over Foot-Dragging On Seafood Mercury Labels

Law360, Washington (March 10, 2014, 7:57 PM EDT) -- A pair of consumer advocacy groups sued the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Washington federal court Monday, alleging it had failed to timely respond to a petition asking for a rule requiring mercury labeling for seafood.

According to plaintiffs Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Mercury Policy Project, the FDA has unlawfully dragged its feet on responding to their citizen petition, which requests that the agency make a rule requiring labeling and point-of-sale, or POS, advisories for seafood that would “clarify and...
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