HEART ASSOCIATION CONCERNED BY NEW WINE LABELS

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- American Heart Association officials here are concerned that newly approved labeling for wine bottles links the beverage with health benefits."We are concerned that the approved wine label could sound like a health claim to consumers," said Dr. Robert Eckel, chairman of the AHA's nutrition committee.The two statements approved last month for wine labels by the Treasury Department's

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- American Heart Association officials here are concerned that newly approved labeling for wine bottles links the beverage with health benefits.

"We are concerned that the approved wine label could sound like a health claim to consumers," said Dr. Robert Eckel, chairman of the AHA's nutrition committee.

The two statements approved last month for wine labels by the Treasury Department's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, also based here, are:

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