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Food / Fat Substitute Olestra #162664

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 24, 1996
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Michele Norris) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approval of the controversial fat substitute olestra, the Procter and Gamble synthetic that has no fat and less calories, examined. [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) commissioner David KESSLER - says the maker proved its case of no harm.] The reasons for the opposition to the fat substitute from consumer groups outlined. [Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael JACOBSON - opposes olestra.]

(New York: George Strait) The implications of olestra for the snack food industry outlined. [Industry analyst Andrew SHORE - comments.]

Jennings, Peter;
Norris, Michele;
Strait, George

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