Council Urges More Study on Saccharin Ban

by Council on Wage and Price Stability on June 14, 1977
by Council on Wage and Price Stability

In a filing before the Food and Drug Administration, the Council on Wage and Price Stability urged FDA to reconsider the pros and cons of its proposed ban on saccharin. The Council pointed out that the benefits of the proposed ban are not now known with any degree of accuracy, and may¬† not be enough to outweigh its costs — costs which the Council thinks FDA may have underestimated. High costs are projected because there are no substitutes now available for saccharin which would help overweight people and diabetics manage their conditions more easily. The Council is especially concerned about the possible health-related costs to juvenile diabetics.

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