The Food and Drug Administration is writing new rules to help stop the growth of health claims that have begun to appear on food and related products, a newspaper reported. The action, as reported in the New York Times, would end confusion over package-claim rules that began when the Ronald Reagan Administration ended an 81-year-old ban against making specific health claims on packaged foods but failed to come up with new regulations in their place. The newspaper said that a recent federal court decision in New York could make it impossible for the FDA to curb even the most exaggerated health claims unless a new national policy is formulated.
From Times Staff and Wire Reports
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