SUBSTANTIAL SUBSTUTUTE

Controversy hasn't halted sales momentum of the fat substitute olestra. There are continued criticisms in some circles over the potential side effects of the product's consumption. But retailers report good test-market sales of snacks containing olestra and the product already has been expanded from chips into other salty snacks. Some observers are predicting widespread penetration of olestra into

Controversy hasn't halted sales momentum of the fat substitute olestra. There are continued criticisms in some circles over the potential side effects of the product's consumption. But retailers report good test-market sales of snacks containing olestra and the product already has been expanded from chips into other salty snacks. Some observers are predicting widespread penetration of olestra into numerous food categories. See Page 31.