Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

Foods with MORE Nutrition than Shown on their Label

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Why would a food company show less of a beneficial nutrient than a product contains? For the same reason they might overstate one – … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

What Happened to the Calories in French’s Mustard?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. French’s is playing up how low they go… as in calories. One serving of Classic Yellow Mustard has 0 calories per 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Product & Label Evolution: Kozy Shack Chocolate Pudding as an Example

Product & Label Evolution: Kozy Shack Chocolate Pudding as an Example

This is a guest blog post by Richard Perlmutter, MS Last year Kozy Shack Company changed the recipe for its chocolate pudding. At the same time the company revised much of the labeling on the pudding container. lt is both interesting and instructive … Continue reading

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Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Greek Yogurt, the Cereal Version

Riding the waves of popularity and health of Greek Yogurt, Post has decided to add a Greek Yogurt Cereal to its Lineup. Enter “Honey Bunches of Oats, Greek Honey Crunch” which is a granola coated with yogurt, or something that … Continue reading

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Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Sixty Percent of Consumers Worldwide Are Confused by Food Labels

Nielsen recently surveyed over 25,000 people around the globe to learn about healthy eating trends. The marketing research firm published a report earlier this week,with some interesting findings. The most interesting for us is how confused people are by nutrition labels, … Continue reading

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Dieters More Likely to be Duped by Food Labels

Dieters More Likely to be Duped by Food Labels

If you’re on a diet, please pay attention. According to a study in the upcoming edition of the Journal of Consumer Research, dieters are more likely than non-dieters to be misled when choosing a food product. The study was conducted … Continue reading

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10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

10 Things the FDA Can Do to Improve Nutrition Labeling

Last week, the FDA  hinted it would be seriously looking at regulating Front of Pack (FOP) nutrition labeling systems. As a result, Smart Choices called it quits, and other programs are “on alert”. The FDA’s involvement can be of great … Continue reading

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16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

16 Ways to Improve Nutrition Labels

It’s been almost 20 years since the nutrition label as we know it was introduced. The intent was to empower consumers to make more informed (read: healthy) purchasing decisions. Unfortunately, the labels have not helped, as America continues to grow, … Continue reading

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Sustainability Label on Packaged Foods in 2009?

Sustainability Label on Packaged Foods in 2009?

Image via Wikipedia Sustainability has been a big buzzword in the last few years. The organic food movement has been preaching sustainable farming practices for over 50 years. And with local food growing in popularity over the past several years, … Continue reading

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“Smart Choices” Food Labeling – A Step in the Right Direction

“Smart Choices” Food Labeling – A Step in the Right Direction

The Smart Choices food label program launched this weekend at the American Dietetic Association’s annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. In a previous post, we briefly outlined the history of food regulation and labeling. Today we’ll explain the background … Continue reading

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