Kosher Certification: A Model of Reliable Food Label Regulation

Kosher Certification: A Model of Reliable Food Label Regulation

This is a guest post from Timothy D. Lytton, Professor of Law at Albany Law School and author of Kosher: Private Regulation in the Age of Industrial Food. An endless parade of new food labels that misrepresent processed foods high in fat … 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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Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Health Matters at Kroger Supermarkets

Kroger, the country’s largest supermarket chain has begun a pilot health program in 23 of its Kentucky stores. The program, Health Matters at Kroger includes 3 elements: 1. Free Dietitian led tours of the supermarket, including tours specially tailored to … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Whole Foods Market Adopts “ANDI” Nutrition Rating System

Just when we thought we had covered all the nutrition rating systems out there, here’s a new system being implemented at Whole Foods Market stores nationwide. ANDI, short for Aggregate Nutrient Density Index, is the brainchild of author, MD, and … 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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Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Does Front-of-Pack Nutrition Info Help Consumers? Yes. No. Maybe.

Have you noticed the slough of  “quick glance” nutrition information we’ve been bombarded with this year? Whether it’s the calorie count on menu items at fast food chains, or on products or shelves at the supermarket, many new nutrition graphics, … Continue reading

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NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

NuVal Nutrition Ratings Added to Texas Grocery Chain

Nuval, the nutrition rating system that scores product from 0-100, announced this week the addition of a fourth supermarket chain as a partner – United Supermarkets, LLC of Lubbock, Texas, which operates 50 stores under the United Supermarkets, Market Street, … Continue reading

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Nutrition Rating Systems – Do Consumers Need Them?

Nutrition Rating Systems – Do Consumers Need Them?

One of the interesting sessions here at the annual Food and Nutrition Conference in Denver hosted a panel of 3 experts who presented their views on what the rating systems are, why and how they were created, and how they … Continue reading

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3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

3½ Insights from Tufts “Nutrition Label Conference”

The Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is one of the nation’s foremost leaders in the field of nutrition. They are hosting the 4th annual Friedman Symposium this weekend, a 2 day affair devoted to current affairs … Continue reading

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