GROUPS HIT ADDITIVE APPROVAL PROCESS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The food industry has warned a congressional panel that delays by the Food and Drug Administration to approve food additives are discouraging food companies from investing in new additives and technology."The system of approval is now so unpredictable and uncertain that businesses cannot make even reasonable calculations about the costs of developing a new ingredient and the timing

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The food industry has warned a congressional panel that delays by the Food and Drug Administration to approve food additives are discouraging food companies from investing in new additives and technology.

"The system of approval is now so unpredictable and uncertain that businesses cannot make even reasonable calculations about the costs of developing a new ingredient and the timing of related investments to commercialize it," said Stephen Ziller, vice president of

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