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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.


Information from: Deseret News

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

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