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More easing of the rules

The Food and Drug Administration has temporarily loosened labeling and information rules for food manufacturers for the fifth time during the novel coronavirus pandemic.


  1. Why were the rules eased and what do advocacy groups fear?
  2. What rules were eased?
  3. According to the article, what type of food disruption have led to this rule easing?
  4. What types of costs would be minimized by the formulation changes mentioned in the article?


Reiley, L. (2020) FDA rolls back food rules for 5th time during pandemic. The Washington Post, May 27 (Retrievable at