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Brix is a key issue for Florida Citrus Mutual

Florida Citrus Mutual President Glenn Beck and Executive Vice President/CEO Matt Joyner recently met with members of Florida’s congressional delegation and others in Washington to highlight issues important to Florida citrus.

The need for federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) action on lowering the Brix level was one focus of the meetings. Beck and Joyner met with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio and U.S. Reps. Vern Buchanan, Mario Diaz Balart, Scott Franklin, Darren Soto and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.

Mutual reported that Wasserman Schultz addressed Robert Califf, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), regarding the Brix requirements during a virtual meeting of the Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.

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