Business Notes: Regulation Congress to the Rescue

Regulation Congress to the Rescue

For anyone afflicted with a craving for saccharin in a cup of coffee or on a bowl of breakfast cereal, there is good news. The Senate last week moved to permit its continued use by a vote of 94 to 1. Easy approval is expected in the House.

The controversy over saccharin, which is produced by Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams, began in 1977, when the Food and Drug Administration linked extremely large doses of the artificial sweetener to bladder cancer in laboratory animals. As a result, the FDA proposed that the use of saccharin be outlawed. Congress thwarted the agency's move by giving...

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