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FDA Added Sugar Label On Packed Food And Drinks May Prevent 1 Million Cases Of Cardiometabolic Diseases

A cost-effective study revealed that implementing the Food and Drug Administration's added sugar labeling policy could generate substantial health gains and cost savings. Among these gains include the reduction of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.

Public Health April 16, 2019

Egg Farm Files Petition To FDA Over 'Healthy' Food Labeling

A company filed a petition to the FDA to allow eggs have a 'healthy' label despite exceeding cholesterol limits. To the company’s knowledge, they are the only egg company that has filed a similar petition to the FDA.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 24, 2018

GMO Food To Get Labels Beginning 2020: What Is GMO?

GMO products will now get labels indicating as such. The Department of Agriculture has now submitted guidelines on proper GMO labeling, and one of the solutions is to refer to GMO products as ‘bioengineered.’

Healthy Living/Wellness May 14, 2018

FDA To Redefine ‘Healthy Food,’ Seeks Public Comment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is turning to the public for help in defining what is “healthy.” Guidelines were released decades ago and no longer meet recent public health recommendations.

Public Health September 29, 2016

FDA Unveils New Food Label To Help Consumers Make Healthy Choices

The FDA has released a new food label to help people make better health choices. The new Nutrition Facts includes revamps on vitamin and information on 'added sugars.'

Public Health May 22, 2016

Forget Labels: Consumers Could Interact With Electronic Screen On Packaging In The Future

Interactive electronic screens on packaging may spell changes of how manufacturers will brand their products. The technology allows companies to uniquely brand their products, while allowing consumers to get more information about the products.

April 11, 2016

Activity Icons In Food Packaging Could Carry Details Needed For Exercise

Health experts in the United Kingdom have suggested putting up special activity icons on food labels, indicating the time needed to burn off extra calories. The icons should be simple and comprehensible, they said.

Life April 9, 2016

Many Consumers Who Buy Natural Foods Do Not Know What Natural Foods Are: Consumer Reports Survey

Consumers who chose to buy products that contain the 'natural' label do not know what natural foods are. More Americans assume that whenever they see the word 'natural' in products, they are better.

Life January 29, 2016

Food labels tagging items as 'healthy' may be misleading: Study

Food companies manipulate food labels with buzzwords to show they are healthy. A study suggests that customers should refer to the nutrition facts before buying a product.

Life June 19, 2014

Pure honey vs. honey blend, FDA fights misbranding to protect consumers

To protect consumers from misbranding, the FDA wants proper labeling of honey products so it will be easier to distinguish pure honey from honey with additives.

Life April 9, 2014

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