Meetings with food lobbyists result in weakened rules, delays
Center for Science in the Public Interest
As the federal government worked to finish regulations designed to protect the nation's food from bioterror, administration officials and food-industry lobbyists met 10 times, the Center for Science in the Public Interest, reported. Using FOIA, the center received handouts and meeting agendas created by the food industry for government officials.
According to participant lists on OMB's web site, agency officials met with officials from Kraft, ConAgra, Procter & Gamble, the Food Marketing Institute, the Grocery Manufacturers of America, the National Food Processors Association, and the National Coalition of Food Importing Associations, as well as several food packaging and transportation groups.
bioterror regulations, food industry lobbyists, food safety,
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