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Grocery Stores Will Change Labels on Salmon

Grocery Stores Will Change Labels on Salmon

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(Cincinnati-AP) -- A lawyer suing two of the nation's largest grocery chains says they have agreed to note on labels that their farm-raised salmon is dyed pink.

Kroger Company and Albertsons Incorporated still face lawsuits accusing them of deceiving the public.

Plaintiff's attorney Paul Kampmeier says their decision to note the added color is a wonderful victory for consumers.

Kampmeier said his law firm plans to follow through with the class-action suit, which seeks unspecified damages against the nation's three largest grocery chains. Kampmeier said he has not heard from Safeway Incorporated, the third company sued.

Kroger said Tuesday that it will modify its labels.

Kampmeier said an attorney for Boise-based Albertson's told him that the company would change its policy as well.

The flesh of farmed salmon is naturally gray. Wild salmon's brightly colored flesh is the result of the fish eating small crustaceans.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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