Just Great, A PepsiCo Board Member is Now President of the Institute of Medicine

Just Great, A PepsiCo Board Member is Now President of the Institute of Medicine

Talk about letting the fox guard the hen house! According to Forbes, the mother of conflicts of interest in nutrition has just been approved in Washington DC. A PepsiCo board member, Victor Dzau, has been appointed as the President of … Continue reading

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Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

Conflicting Advice on Healthy Salt Consumption Levels

One of the biggest problems we consumers have with nutrition, is the seemingly ever changing and conflicting advice dispensed to us from experts. Fat was once evil, now it’s not. Eggs were the devil, now they are not. Will salt … Continue reading

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The FDA (Sort of) Approves Industry’s Front of Pack Nutrition Label

The FDA (Sort of) Approves Industry’s Front of Pack Nutrition Label

Food Navigator reports that the FDA is supporting the food industry’s rollout of the Facts Up Front nutrition labeling scheme (formerly known as Nutrition Keys).  This front of pack (FOP) system was seen by many, including Fooducate, as a preemptive move to undercut federal … Continue reading

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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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Facts Up Front Label – Recycling Consumer Confusion

Facts Up Front Label – Recycling Consumer Confusion

In January we reported on the food industry’s attempt to preempt an FDA directive on front of package nutrition labels. It was called Nutrition Keys and it was supposed to make it easier for consumers to choose healthy packaged food. … Continue reading

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Oh No! Yet Another Front-of-Pack Nutrition Label to Confuse Us

Oh No! Yet Another Front-of-Pack Nutrition Label to Confuse Us

In a brash and preemptive move against the FDA and the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the 2 largest trade organizations representing the food industry have announced a new front-of-package label – Nutrition Keys. Here’s the pitch from the Grocery Manufacturers … Continue reading

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Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

Is the Vitamin D Craze Over Now?

In the past few years, sales of vitamin D supplements have soared. More and more people have been tested for vitamin D deficiencies, and many doctors advised their patients to up their intake. But this trend may be coming to … 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’s leading … Continue reading

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Only Four Nutrients that Really Matter

Only Four Nutrients that Really Matter

Big news in nutrition labeling this week. More precisely, in Front of Pack labeling (FOP). You know, the icons on a package that tell you a product is healthy, scores well, or is a smart choice. The idea is to … Continue reading

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Did You Know? The FDA Hasn’t Got the Right to Recall Poison Food!

Did You Know? The FDA Hasn’t Got the Right to Recall Poison Food!

That’s right! The FDA doesn’t have the legal power to require companies to recall their tainted products. How’s that for a food safety loophole? Companies that discover a food safety issue in their products may voluntarily recall them and issue … Continue reading

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