BETHESDA, Md.—The Auto Care Association (ACA) has joined the Coalition for Accurate Product Labels, a group of more than 60 organizations that advocates for meaningful, science-based information about the products consumers buy and use.
The coalition supports the Accurate Labels Act, which would amend the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act to require that federal and state labeling requirements related to the chemical composition of consumer products meet minimum scientific standards to deliver accurate and clear information to consumers.
"Over the past year alone, there were 30 proposals across 11 states that would require warning labels or ingredient listings that go beyond national standards, which are not supported by the best available science," the ACA said.
"The bipartisan Accurate Labels Act would be an important step in preventing consumer confusion through burdensome and unclear labeling while also protecting American consumers and producers alike," it said.
The bill has been assigned to committees in both Houses of Congress, and no hearings have been scheduled as yet, according to THOMAS, the Congressional legislative website.
The legislation was introduced in the Senate and the House of Representatives June 6.
The coalition includes groups representing farmers, manufacturers, small businesses, retailers, etc.