McLEAN, Va. -- The American Frozen Food Institute here said President Clinton's fiscal year 1998 budget proposal includes a request that amounts to "nothing short of record taxation of virtually the entire food industry." ented move in that it calls for the food industry to fund a large portion of costs associated with the federal government's food-safety inspection program." The AFFI said it believes efforts to protect public health and safety can best be accomplished with public funding.

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