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Matheson wants better labeling about lead in dishware

Matheson wants better labeling about lead in dishware



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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Utah Democratic Rep. Jim Matheson is pushing the Food and Drug Administration for better labeling on packages that include foreign-made dinnerware that may contain unsafe levels of lead.

Matheson is working on legislation that would address lead in dishware.

Matheson has already questioned FDA officials during a meeting of a House subcommittee.

Matheson says a warning label should probably be printed on the product or its packaging to warn customers that lead could be in their dishes.

More hearings are already scheduled on the issue.

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Information from: Deseret News

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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