FUNCTIONAL FOOD CLAIMS DRAW FIRE

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest here last week asked the Food and Drug Administration to tighten its controls over the marketing of "functional-food" products.The CSPI, a nonprofit health-advocacy group, which also released a report on the subject, raised questions about the growing food category, a stance which in turn drew criticism from the food industry.In a letter

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest here last week asked the Food and Drug Administration to tighten its controls over the marketing of "functional-food" products.

The CSPI, a nonprofit health-advocacy group, which also released a report on the subject, raised questions about the growing food category, a stance which in turn drew criticism from the food industry.

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Jane Henney, the CSPI charged that "functional foods

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