FOOD INDUSTRY DEFENDS ITS PRACTICES ON SAFETY FRONT

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The food industry last week firmly defended its practices and motives in response to a report that charged it with using campaign contributions to influence food-safety legislation.The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group that studies the effects of political giving on legislation and public policy, charged in a report that Congress has ignored public-health

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The food industry last week firmly defended its practices and motives in response to a report that charged it with using campaign contributions to influence food-safety legislation.

The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit consumer advocacy group that studies the effects of political giving on legislation and public policy, charged in a report that Congress has ignored public-health threats posed by the slaughter and meatpacking industries, distributors, wholes

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