Food Industry Under Pressure? New Recommendations for Food Labeling

Food Industry Under Pressure? New Recommendations for Food Labeling

Yesterday, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published the second part of its recommendations pertaining to Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labels (FOP). Front of pack labels are an addition to the nutrition labels on the back or side panels of food products. The … Continue reading

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Time Magazine on Nutrition Labels

Time Magazine on Nutrition Labels

Take a look at Time online, with a good writeup of the confusing front-of-pack labels that shoppers for healthy food are seeing in supermarkets these days. The article covers the following systems, with commentary on pros and cons of each. … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous posts I have proposed that the FDA regulate front-of-package nutrition labels by better enforcement of existing regulations and by setting minimum standards for labels that rate the … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous post, I suggested that regulation of front-of-package nutrition labels should begin with better enforcement of existing standards. Existing regulations, I argued, already provide adequate tools to clamp … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … Continue reading

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Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Have you noticed the slough of  “quick glance” nutrition information we’ve been bombarded with this year? Whether it’s the calorie count on menu items at fast food chains, or on products or shelves at the supermarket, many new nutrition graphics, … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

Nuval, the nutrition rating system that scores product from 0-100, announced this week the addition of a fourth supermarket chain as a partner – United Supermarkets, LLC of Lubbock, Texas, which operates 50 stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the field of nutrition. They are hosting the 4th annual Friedman Symposium this weekend, a 2 day affair devoted to current affairs … Continue reading

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From “Nutrition Label” Conference at Tufts

From “Nutrition Label” Conference at Tufts

We are blogging live have concluded live blogging from The 4th annual Friedman School Symposium at Tufts University – Nutrition Agenda 2009 & Beyond. This morning’s topic is Nutrition Labeling and Scoring 2.0: What have we learned? What do we … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Live Blogging from “Food Label” Conference

Tomorrow: Live Blogging from “Food Label” Conference

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition is hosting its fourth annual nutrition symposium on Friday and Saturday (9/11-12/09). This year’s conference, Nutrition Agenda 2009 and Beyond, will dedicate a half  day to presentations and discussions about Nutrition Labeling and … Continue reading

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