Food Entrepreneur Promoted Health Benefits

When

Robert M. Harris

launched his own food company in 1973, he had a personal mission as well as a business plan.

Mr. Harris, who died July 5 at the age of 95 at his home in Englewood, N.J., developed foods marketed on the basis that they could help people lose weight, improve cholesterol counts, avoid trans fats or gain other health benefits.

“All the males in my family died of heart disease,” Mr. Harris told the Record newspaper of New Jersey in 2004. “My father died at 40, and my two brothers also died young.”

His Nutrition Industries Corp.

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