Fun_People Archive
15 Apr
Re:WhiteBoardness - 4/12/96

Date: Mon, 15 Apr 96 17:49:53 -0700
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: Re:WhiteBoardness - 4/12/96

From: (The Pullover Poet)

Procter & Gamble should count their blessings.  Apparently a radio talk show
(I have no idea which one) was discussing olestra a while back and described
an earlier version of the label as warning against "fecal urgency and rectal

How'd you like to see THAT on your chips?


>The government wants potato chips and other products containing Procter &
>Gamble's new fat substitute to carry a label warning that olestra may cause
>"abdominal cramping and loose stools."
>No need to get so graphic, P&G says.  Less explicit words, such as
>"intestinal discomfort and a laxative effect," will suffice.
>Sydney McHugh, a P&G spokeswoman, said Tuesday that the consumer products
>giant asked the Food and Drug Administration on April 1 to rewrite the
>label.  The agency will require it on all products containing the

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