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Med.: Food / Health Claims #113937

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 18, 1988
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: George Strait) Issue of truth in advertising claims with regard to food featured; TV ad making health claims for Campbell's soup shown. [Center for Science in Public Int. spokesperson Bruce SILVERGLADE - says claims are false or misleading; calls for FTC (Federal Trade Commission) action.] [Campbell Soup Company spokesperson Gordon McGOVERN - responds.] Nutritional guidelines written by government and National Cancer Institute said to claim salt in Campbell's soups is risky. Claims by mfrs. of other foods outlined on screen; prods. named. [SILVERGLADE - says food labels are minefield of misleading claims.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner Dr. Frank YOUNG - says aim is to help consumers make healthy choices.] Opposition by AMA, American Heart Association and American Cancer Society to action allowing mfrs.'health claims reported Issue of food labelling detailed.

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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