INDUSTRY WARY OF CLINTON FOOD-SAFETY FUNDING

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton is expected to ask Congress for an additional $71 million in funding for food-safety programs and the food industry is concerned about how the money will be spent.Clinton's proposed boost to the government's food-safety funding will be contained in his fiscal 1999 budget, scheduled for release Feb. 2. The spending request isn't unexpected. Last summer, in announcing

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton is expected to ask Congress for an additional $71 million in funding for food-safety programs and the food industry is concerned about how the money will be spent.

Clinton's proposed boost to the government's food-safety funding will be contained in his fiscal 1999 budget, scheduled for release Feb. 2. The spending request isn't unexpected. Last summer, in announcing a broad interagency food-safety initiative, the president called for beefing up v

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