Spinning the Jelly Bean

Spinning the Jelly Bean

This is a guest post by Carol Harvey, Director of food/nutrition labeling and product development at Palate Works. This fall, Jelly Belly will be starting “voluntary front-of-package nutrition labeling on its most popular packaged products,” according to a press release last month. … Continue reading

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Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

Vita Coco Kids: Another Lesson in Deceptive Food Marketing

This a guest post by Bridgett Kidd, MPH, RD. Vita Coco, a top-seller of coconut water, recently launched a new line of beverages the company claims are ‘formulated especially for kids age 2-8. Similar to the brand’s regular line, Vita … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 3 of 3: Objections to the Imposition of a Single FDA Scheme

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous posts I have proposed that the FDA regulate front-of-package nutrition labels by better enforcement of existing regulations and by setting minimum standards for labels that rate the … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 2 of 3: Developing New Minimum Standards for Complex Rating Schemes

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton In my previous post, I suggested that regulation of front-of-package nutrition labels should begin with better enforcement of existing standards. Existing regulations, I argued, already provide adequate tools to clamp … Continue reading

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Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 1 of 3: Better Enforcement of Existing Standards

Regulating Front-of-Package Nutrition Labels, Part 1 of 3: Better Enforcement of Existing Standards

This is a guest blog-post by  Professor Timothy D. Lytton At the top of the FDA’s agenda for 2010 is regulating front-of-package nutrition labels. Proponents of symbols like the Heart Check mark and the Smart Choices logo and rating systems … Continue reading

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Yet Another Nutrition Labeling System – “Nutrition Guide”

Yet Another Nutrition Labeling System – “Nutrition Guide”

Michigan readers will be happy (?) to learn about a new shelf label system that is being introduced at local retailer D&W Fresh Market stores (part of Spartan Stores). The system, Nutrition Guide, encompasses 16,000 products and was developed inhouse: … Continue reading

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