SENATE SHIFT THREATENS INDUSTRY LEGISLATION

WASHINGTON -- Food industry association executives expressed concern about the future of their legislative agendas in the wake of the Senate's shift to a Democratic majority following Sen. James Jeffords' (Ind-Vt.) defection from the Republican Party.Issues industry leaders mentioned included President Bush's tax cut plans, the minimum wage, health care reform and energy policy.Commented Tim Hammonds,

WASHINGTON -- Food industry association executives expressed concern about the future of their legislative agendas in the wake of the Senate's shift to a Democratic majority following Sen. James Jeffords' (Ind-Vt.) defection from the Republican Party.

Issues industry leaders mentioned included President Bush's tax cut plans, the minimum wage, health care reform and energy policy.

Commented Tim Hammonds, president and chief executive officer of the Food Marketing Institute here

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