CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 15, 1984
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(Studio) Extensive use of sulfites in foods and their connection with several deaths reviewed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) recommendations concerning sulfite warning labels due to threat of allergic reactions examined; brain damage suffered by Jo Valone after consuming food with sulfites at restaurant cited as example [Bob VALONE - describes wife's experience.] [Center for Science in Public Int. spokesperson Michael JACOBSON - describes risk faced by asthmatics from sulfites.] Warning to customers sought by FDA (Food and Drug Administration) from National Restaurant Association quoted on screen. [National Restaurant Association spokesperson Ted BALESTRERI - thinks sulfites should be banned if FDA (Food and Drug Administration) believes they're that dangerous.] FDA (Food and Drug Administration) mentioned withholding action until final study is released next year
REPORTER: Lem Tucker
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