Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

Good Product … Bad Nutrition Labeling

 New here?  Get Fooducated with our iPhone or Android App!   This is a guest blog post by Carol Harvey, director of nutrition labeling at Palate Works. Ever wonder how FDA or a labeling consultant evaluates a food product’s labeling? Here is a fairly typical (abridged) … Continue reading

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This is Why “Health Claims” On Foods and Supplements Really Suck

This is Why “Health Claims” On Foods and Supplements Really Suck

Last week, the FDA was taken to court. The Alliance for Natural Health sued the FDA over the right to make health claims about selenium consumption and the reduction of cancer risks. The “Alliance” has a very cool sounding name, … 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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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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