Jim Ostroff

Jim
Ostroff
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PUBLIC WARY, NOT PANICKY: CONFERENCE BOARD 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- American consumers may be getting a little spooked by stock market jitters and terrorist attacks overseas, though it's premature to
FOOD-SAFETY COUNCIL CREATION LAUDED 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food-industry representatives last week endorsed a decision by President Clinton to create a council to coordinate federal food-safety
MOST IDEAS OF FOOD-SAFETY PANEL LAUDED 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Food industry officials generally embraced a blue-ribbon panel's recommendations for revamping federal food-safety programs around
JOBS TAX CREDIT EXPIRATION HITS RETAILERS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The expiration of a federal jobs tax credit last week could make it more difficult for retailers to operate in urban areas and cause
PANEL RULES AGAINST U.S. ON SHRIMP NET 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A World Trade Organization panel ruling that could increase supplies of shrimp at the expense of sea turtles drew condemnation from
CLINTON TO RENEW BID FOR FAST-TRACK AUTHORITY 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton last week vowed to again seek fast-track authority to negotiate new international trade pacts -- including one that
CHILEAN SALMON EMBROILED IN TRADE BATTLE 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Chilean salmon suppliers won the first round in a protracted battle with their U.S. counterparts, who are seeking the imposition of
FDA OFFERS REVAMPED NET-WEIGHT RULES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration has proposed revamping federal food-labeling regulations to ensure the accuracy of net-weight declarations
CLINTON ACTIONS SEEN NOT AFFECTING BEEF PRICES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- President Clinton's actions recently to offer relief to cattle ranchers by increasing government beef purchases are likely to have
NDMA WOULD SIMPLIFY OTC DRUG LABELS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Nonprescription Drug Manufacturers Association here unveiled a plan to revamp over-the-counter drug labels in a seven-step process
U.S. THREATENING 100% DUTIES ON $800 MILLION OF EU PRODUCTS 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The United States has threatened to impose "killer duties" on the import of nearly $800 million worth of European products, close
USDA MAY EASE FRUIT IMPORT RULES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Agriculture Department has proposed permitting the importation of 16 fruits and vegetables that now cannot be sold by food retailers
GMA TO FIGHT SPREAD OF HACCP PROGRAM 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Grocery Manufacturers of America is preparing to fight what it said is a misguided effort by the Food and Drug Administration
TRADE PACT MAY IMPERIL FOOD SAFETY 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A coalition of consumer groups alleged that a new trade agreement signed April 15 by most of the world's nations could compromise
PLAN TO REBUILD SUPPLY MAY RAISE FISH PRICES 
WASHINGTON (FNS) -- A long-term plan from the Clinton administration to rebuild severely depleted stocks of cod and haddock off the New England coast
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