FMI CRITICAL OF U.S. HANDLING OF IMPORT BAN

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food Marketing Institute here said U.S. food-safety agencies' handling of potentially tainted European foods could needlessly alarm U.S. consumers, to the detriment of shoppers and supermarkets alike.At issue is the U.S. ban on the importation from various European Union member nations of poultry, pork and egg products that may contain dioxin, a highly carcinogenic chemical.

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food Marketing Institute here said U.S. food-safety agencies' handling of potentially tainted European foods could needlessly alarm U.S. consumers, to the detriment of shoppers and supermarkets alike.

At issue is the U.S. ban on the importation from various European Union member nations of poultry, pork and egg products that may contain dioxin, a highly carcinogenic chemical. The action, coordinated jointly by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and

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