Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Safety Second To Marketplace For FDA

Those darn busybodies are getting everybody all riled up about soda machines in the schools.

"Although the results to date are preliminary, they do not suggest a safety concern," Robert E. Brackett, director of the agency's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, wrote in a letter released Tuesday.

A "very, very few samples" had slightly elevated levels of benzene, Laura Tarantino, the agency's director of food additive safety, said in an interview.

The FDA is continuing the tests and will release results "when we have a more complete understanding of the current marketplace," Brackett said.

The letter was a pointed retort to an environmental group that is calling for benzene warnings on soft drinks.

It's only leukemia and they are only our children, money needs protection.

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