Food and Health

One year ago today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) set out a final rule about which foods could and could not use the "gluten-free" label. Now that a year has passed, the law has moved from "voluntary" to "mandatory" and, by today, all foods bearing the label "gluten-free"...
 

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Food and Health

By now, your clients have probably heard all about the health benefits of whole grains. But sometimes, knowledge about why a food is healthful isn't quite enough. How to start eating more of these whole grain foods is also key.
Food and Health, Prevention

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990 gave the FDA the authority to require nutrition labeling on foods. The purpose of the NLEA was to help consumers make better choices for their health while shopping for food and to encourage manufacturers to make foods with a better nutrition profile. The FDA released the ... Nutrition Label Getting An Update – See Proposed New Look
Food and Health, Prevention

The FDA has proposed an update for the Nutrition Facts label on packaged foods. This update would reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The proposed label would also replace out-of-date serving sizes with options that reflect how...
Food and Health, Prevention

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. The FDA’s preliminary determination is based on available scientific evidence and the findings...