FOOD-SAFETY COUNCIL CREATION LAUDED

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food-industry representatives last week endorsed a decision by President Clinton to create a council to coordinate federal food-safety efforts rather than a "czar" with vast regulatory and enforcement powers.Clinton signed an executive order last week establishing a Council on Food Safety to coordinate enforcement, education and research activities by the Agriculture and Commerce

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food-industry representatives last week endorsed a decision by President Clinton to create a council to coordinate federal food-safety efforts rather than a "czar" with vast regulatory and enforcement powers.

Clinton signed an executive order last week establishing a Council on Food Safety to coordinate enforcement, education and research activities by the Agriculture and Commerce Departments, Food and Drug Administration and other agencies charged with overseeing

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