Health Claims and Other Assorted Jokes

Health Claims and Other Assorted Jokes

The GAO – Government Accountability Office – (yes, there is such a thing) issued a report late last week, telling the FDA it needs to do a better job protecting consumers from misleading health claims on products. According to the … Continue reading

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Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

Food & Nutrition 2000-2009: A Brief Recap

The first decade of the millennium brought both good and bad developments in the food and nutrition space. Mostly, this decade was a wake up call for many families and individuals that they cannot blindly trust government and market powers … 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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Worthless Health Claims – Get Ready for More

Worthless Health Claims – Get Ready for More

Over at the LA Times Health Blog, Rosie Mestel updates on a new lawsuit targeting the FDA, demanding less stringent standards for placing health claims on foods and supplements. An example is selenium, which manufacturers would like to embellish to … 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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