INDUSTRY, CONSUMER GROUPS LAUD FSIS APPOINTMENT

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The appointment of the Food and Drug Administration's No. 2 official to head the U.S. Agriculture Department's beleaguered meat inspection agency is getting high initial marks from industry and consumer groups alike.As FDA's deputy commissioner for policy, the USDA appointee, Mike Taylor, is widely credited with smoothly handling implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The appointment of the Food and Drug Administration's No. 2 official to head the U.S. Agriculture Department's beleaguered meat inspection agency is getting high initial marks from industry and consumer groups alike.

As FDA's deputy commissioner for policy, the USDA appointee, Mike Taylor, is widely credited with smoothly handling implementation of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990. He starts his new post Aug. 15.

"He is by far the most exper

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