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FoodBusinessNews ® NEWS, MARKETS AND ANALYSIS FOR THE FOOD PROCESSING INDUSTRY Kraft still struggling for top-line growth Coalition seeks increased support and funding for F.D.A. 18 The relationship between nutrition and cancer October 31, 2006 23 Perez elected to lead Wrigley 51 MARKET WATCH WASHINGTON - An alliance remarkable for the diversity of its membership has undertaken the mission of building public support behind increasing funding for the Food and Drug Administration. The Coalition for a Stronger F.D.A. ( was officially launched Sept. 25. It counts among its members major national patient advocate groups, consumer groups, industry organizations and former government officials The latter include three former secretaries of Health and Human Services: Tommy G. Thompson (secretary 2001-05), Donna E. Shalala (1993-2001) and Dr. Louis Sullivan (1989-1993). The former secretaries are serving as cochairs of the coalition. Among consumer groups, a coalition principal is the Center for Science in the Public Interest. The food industry is Continued on Page 20 Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson is helping lead the charge to bolster F.D.A. support. Food grade oat flakes in cents per lb, Minneapolis 23.70 22.50 23.50 Walt Disney and others draw on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans when creating or strengthening their own nutrition standards 15.75 April '96 June '01 Aug. '02 Branding dietary guidelines Oct. '06 Prices are highest in over a decade due to soaring grain costs. BURBANK, CALIF. - Involving everyone from former President Clinton to Mickey Mouse, nutrition guidelines are making national news in food service and showing potential as a retail trend. Food and beverage processors may wonder how they can offer products that satisfy as many guidelines as possible. Fortunately, many of the guidelines tap inspiration from one source. "I think that, to have credibility, any company guidelines must also be in line with U.S. dietary guidelines," said Dr. James O. Hill, director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. "For the most part, these recommendations follow the Dietary Guidelines for Americans," said Tracy Fox, MPH, RD, president of Food, Nutrition and Policy Consultants L.L.C., Washington. "There's wiggle room around some of the major standards, but when you look at them, there are not any significant differences." One guideline might request products with less than 35% sugar by weight while Continued on Page 33

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