Council Testifies on Consumer Impact of FDA Proposed Shellfish Program

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on November 7, 1975
by Council on Wage and Price Stability

In testimony November 7 before two Subcommittees of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, the Council on Wage and Price Stability warned that proposed Food and Drug Administration regulations establishing the National Shellfish Safety Program could have a very disruptive impact on the shellfish industry and could drive up sharply the retail price of oysters, clams and mussels. The Council urged FDA to conduct an economic analysis concentrating on the proposed program’s costs and benefits before implementing it, and said that such a systematic study also should include cost/benefit analyses of less stringent regulatory alternatives than the one FDA is proposing. …

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