Naked Juice Nailed for Misleading Consumers; FDA to Review Nutrient Claims

Naked Juice Nailed for Misleading Consumers; FDA to Review Nutrient Claims

Two interesting and interconnected pieces of news this week. PepsiCo settled a class action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $9,000,000 to consumers it misled with labeling on its Naked Juice Brand. See details and how to claim your $45 piece of … Continue reading

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Americans Expect and Want Government Nutrition Advice

Americans Expect and Want Government Nutrition Advice

A recent survey by Foodminds, a PR firm working with food companies, provides some interesting  stats on the triangular relationship consumer-brand-regulator. Americans clearly welcome increased government involvement in food and nutrition issues, particularly when it comes to labeling. Among the … Continue reading

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More Nutrition Label Improvements

More Nutrition Label Improvements

Yesterday we wrote about the FDA’s plan to refresh nutrition labels and made several of our own suggestions. In parallel, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), a consumer watchdog organization, published its own set of recommendations. They’ve … Continue reading

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Six Reasons “Smart Choices” Food Labeling Won’t Help Shoppers

Six Reasons “Smart Choices” Food Labeling Won’t Help Shoppers

The “Smart Choices” front of package food labeling scheme officially launches this week. 500 Packaged foods from ConAgra, General Mills, Kellogg’s, Kraft, PepsiCo, Sun-Maid, Tyson and Unilever are already approved. The program hopes to take nutrition confusion out of your … Continue reading

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