CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 14, 1977
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(Studio) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) limits on saccharin availability is official. Commissioner Donald Kennedy notes it will be bad news to number of Americans
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Details of regulation noted; saccharin can only be used by consumers to add to foods and not used by mfrs. as food additive. [KENNEDY - says cancer danger shown in saccharin can't be ignored.] At sidewalk news conf., representatives of physicians, diabetics and weight watchers say they're especially opposed to ban on diet soft drinks. [Dr. Leonard HAIMES - says it's case of placating public, and if saccharin causes cancer, ban it.] [Juvenile Diabetes Fndtn. spokesperson David CARTER - cites effect on diabetics.] Decision-making process on saccharin not over.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
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