GROUP CALLS FAT SUBSTITUTE UNSAFE

WASHINGTON -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the same group that criticized the fat content of movie popcorn, Chinese food and fettucine Alfredo, has just taken aim at a new target. It's olestra, the yet-to-be-approved fat substitute developed by Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati.The group charged that the ingredient is unsafe and is calling for the Food and Drug Administration to deny

WASHINGTON -- The Center for Science in the Public Interest, the same group that criticized the fat content of movie popcorn, Chinese food and fettucine Alfredo, has just taken aim at a new target. It's olestra, the yet-to-be-approved fat substitute developed by Procter & Gamble Co., Cincinnati.

The group charged that the ingredient is unsafe and is calling for the Food and Drug Administration to deny approval of its use in foods. After reviewing P&G's research, CSPI claimed t

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