Saturday's (17 February) release by the Food and Drug Administration of proposed rules affecting the way biotech food products are approved and labeled should reinforce consumer confidence said the Grocery Manufacturers of America. "This is a victory for consumers," said Lisa Katic, a registered dietitian and GMA's Director of Scientific and Nutrition Policy. "This will make an already effective regulatory system more open and transparent. Most importantly, there is again renewed acknowledgement that food biotechnology is safe."