Schwan Food Co. wins pizza sauce debate in Congress

The tomato sauce on pizza will continue to be considered a vegetable serving, according to Congress. The Marshall, Minn. company provides a lion's share of frozen pizza sales to school lunch programs and led the lobby against nutritional standard revisions.
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The tomato sauce on pizza will continue to be considered a vegetable serving, according to Congress. The Marshall, Minn. company provides a lion's share of frozen pizza sales to school lunch programs and led the lobby against nutritional standard revisions.

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