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said it was reviewing Durbin's letter, and maintained its stance that customers are not at risk.
We were started in September 1981 by Jim Bottin," said Scott McNeely, USTF president and director of operations.
Bottin, a familiar name in the fitness industry in Arkansas, sits on the advisory council to the USTF and will be at the 20th anniversary shindig.
represents the international and domestic interests of the industry on numerous issues from fishing access arrangements, to federal and state regulations, to national legislation, to domestic marketing.
Forristall Luke joins USTF
after a successful career in government relations and public affairs, the last three as a principal at MGN, Inc.
More information about canned tuna and its health benefits is available at the USTF
Web site, http://www.
Armed with this data, USTF
made clear that the yellowfin in canned tuna should not be confused with the way in which most yellowfin is sold in the U.
further challenged the Chicago Tribune's reporting about the use of Yellow Fin tuna in canned light tuna.
a toxicologist that specializes in maternal and fetal health and a member of the Tuna Nutrition Council, which advises USTF
on nutrition and public health matters.
Responding to the new recommendation that consumers eat two eight-ounce servings a week of foods rich in the omega-3 fatty acids EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), USTF
said that canned tuna is an excellent source of these two essential fatty acids.
In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, USTF
is applauding the conclusions of new research studies that document a link between the omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish and a significant reduction in breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women.