Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

Kale of the Sea? The Truth about Seaweed Snacks

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. How do you get people to eat their kale, sweet potato, flax, quinoa or chia? Put them (the ingredients, that is) in … Continue reading

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Why is the Food Industry Spending $50 Million to Confuse Consumers?

Why is the Food Industry Spending $50 Million to Confuse Consumers?

The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) are two trade groups representing the largest food companies in America. They are under pressure  from their member companies to alleviate the threat of the FDA’s new nutrition label, … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

FDA Proposes 10 Awesome Changes to Nutrition Labels, But Misses 5 Crucial Modifications

As you’ve probably heard already, the FDA has been hard at work trying to revamp nutrition labels on packaged foods, after more than 20 years since the original labeling law went into effect. No doubt, there was a lot of … Continue reading

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Have You Been Mini-Sized?

Have You Been Mini-Sized?

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Imagine a front-of-package nutrition graphic on a dessert that shows only 106 calories (ignore for now the non-compliant lack of rounding to 110) … 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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Misadventures in Labeling – Gluten Free Granola

Misadventures in Labeling – Gluten Free Granola

This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Q: When does a granola cereal have only 120 calories? A: When it’s labeled with the wrong serving size. Glutenfreeda has a line … Continue reading

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Front of Pack Nutrition Labeling in the UK Set for 2013

Front of Pack Nutrition Labeling in the UK Set for 2013

The BBC reports that a uniform front of pack nutrition label is expected to appear on most food packages next year. The labels will not be mandatory, as that would require a pan European agreement, but the British government is … Continue reading

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Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

Corn Syrup’s Secret Labeling Trick Explained [Part 2 / 2]

This post was prepared with the help Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. Yesterday we showed how corn syrup can be used in a product to lower the nutrition label sugar count. Today, we explain … Continue reading

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Lose Up to 9 Pounds – Read Food Labels!

Lose Up to 9 Pounds – Read Food Labels!

The journal Agricultural Economics recently published some interesting conclusions from an analysis of 25,000 responses in the U.S. National Health Interview Survey. Researchers found that people who read nutrition labels are thinner than those who don’t: People living in metro … Continue reading

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New: Nutrition Labels, Now on Meat

New: Nutrition Labels, Now on Meat

Nutrition labels are now available on 40 cuts of meat at your local grocer’s. The USDA mandated labeling came into effect this week, almost 20 years after the FDA mandated nutrition label appeared on packaged foods. There is no need … Continue reading

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