Seizing on the Trump administration’s deregulation drive, corporate lobbyists arepushing to override state laws on ingredient-disclosure rules and warning labels, including landmark Californialegislation on potential cancer risks.

The goal is to set a single federal law that could replace abarrage of state label requirements, making it easier forindustries ranging from chemical manufacturing to foodproduction.

The Grocery ManufacturersAssociation is one of some 50 trade organizations backing aneffort for a national labeling law, saying a unified rule is neededinstead of a patchwork of differing state requirements. Theycontend that the chaos of state legislation has become too much forbusinesses to bear.

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