PRESIDENT SIGNS FDA REFORM BILL INTO LAW

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Legislation that loosens health claim regulations for food products and establishes a premarket notification process to speed approval of new food packaging has been signed into law by President Clinton.The provisions were included in an ambitious plan to reform the Food and Drug Administration, which was passed by Congress in the closing days of the first session of the 105th

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Legislation that loosens health claim regulations for food products and establishes a premarket notification process to speed approval of new food packaging has been signed into law by President Clinton.

The provisions were included in an ambitious plan to reform the Food and Drug Administration, which was passed by Congress in the closing days of the first session of the 105th Congress. Clinton signed it into law Nov. 21. The reform was two years in the making.

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