Nutrition Rating Systems, A Tower of Babel

Nutrition Rating Systems, A Tower of Babel

Click here for the full comparison chart Nutrition fact labels are confusing. Despite the efforts of the FDA and Congress in enacting the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act in the early 1990′s, people are still stumped at the supermarket, and … Continue reading

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New “Healthy Ideas” Food Labels introduced by Giant Foods, Stop & Shop

New “Healthy Ideas” Food Labels introduced by Giant Foods, Stop & Shop

Giant Food and Stop & Shop have just launched “Healthy Ideas”, a new food labeling scheme that will help direct people to healthy options at the supermarket. From Stop & Shop’s website: Healthy Ideas was created to make it easy … Continue reading

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1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

1862 – 2014: A Brief History of Food and Nutrition Labeling

In the early 13th century, the king of England proclaimed the first food regulatory law, the Assize of Bread, which prohibited bakers from mixing ground peas and beans into bread dough. Ever since, it has been a cat and mouse game between the food industry and the public (fast forward to China 2008 – melamine in milk powder anybody?). In the US, food regulation dates back to early colonial times. Here is a brief overview of the last 150 years of government and industry food regulation: Continue reading

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