5 Major Changes to Nutrition Labels Proposed in New Bill. One Glaring Omission

5 Major Changes to Nutrition Labels Proposed in New Bill. One Glaring Omission

Let’s admit it, nutrition labels suck. They’re confusing, have not been effective in helping Americans make healthy food choices, and are so full of loopholes that food companies have figured out how to take any crappy product and “healthwash” it … Continue reading

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UK to Food Companies: Label Your Bad Nutrients RED

UK to Food Companies: Label Your Bad Nutrients RED

Hey FDA, take a look at what your British counterpart (Food Standards Agency) did last week. They issued guidelines for front-of-pack labeling of food items. No crazy inventions or wild west labeling decisions that have been confusing American consumers for … Continue reading

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BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

BREAKING: FDA Announces New Labeling: GMOs, Added Sugar, More.. [APRIL FOOLS]

Major news this morning! The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has just published a

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Front of Pack Nutrition Labeling in the UK Set for 2013

Front of Pack Nutrition Labeling in the UK Set for 2013

The BBC reports that a uniform front of pack nutrition label is expected to appear on most food packages next year. The labels will not be mandatory, as that would require a pan European agreement, but the British government is … Continue reading

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Oh No! More Industry Sponsored Nutrition Labels

Oh No! More Industry Sponsored Nutrition Labels

Earlier this week, the two largest food and beverage trade organizations announced a new industry initiative for Front-of-Package (FOP) nutrition labeling of groceries. The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) issued a joint press release: America‚Äôs leading … Continue reading

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Sugary Desserts to Lose Heart Check Symbol

Sugary Desserts to Lose Heart Check Symbol

The Heart Check Symbol – one of the first front-of-pack nutrition labels – was created by the American Heart Association in 1995. The idea was to give people a quick visual cue as to foods that were low in saturated … Continue reading

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FDA to Create a Standardized Front of Pack Nutrition Label?

FDA to Create a Standardized Front of Pack Nutrition Label?

Image via Wikipedia In perfect timing with ADA’s nutrition and food conference, The FDA issued a “letter to manufacturers” on Monday, informing them (and us) that it will begin an investigation into Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labels. Here are … Continue reading

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