'FUNCTIONAL FOODS' TO WORK IN STORES: GMA

WASHINGTON -- More "functional foods" -- products that are vitamin-fortified to help prevent disease -- are expected to find their way to supermarket shelves in 1998, the head of the Grocery Manufacturers of America said in his recent Annual State of the Food and Packaged Goods Industry report."We're laying the groundwork for the introduction of foods that go beyond supplying basic nutrition -- so-called

WASHINGTON -- More "functional foods" -- products that are vitamin-fortified to help prevent disease -- are expected to find their way to supermarket shelves in 1998, the head of the Grocery Manufacturers of America said in his recent Annual State of the Food and Packaged Goods Industry report.

"We're laying the groundwork for the introduction of foods that go beyond supplying basic nutrition -- so-called functional foods that researchers say can actually prevent disease when eaten as

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