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Federal Register: Use of Certain Symbols in Labeling by FDA The FDA is proposing to revise medical device and biological product labeling regulations to explicitly allow for the inclusion of stand-alone graphical representations of information, or symbols
Food, grocery trade associations preempt FDA labeling plans by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy symbols, you may recall from previous posts , discourage consumers from buying anything labeled in red..., said the label would not characterize a food’s overall nutritional qualities as good or bad — like the traffic...
Food Matters: front-of-package labels again by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy -of-package labels are a tool for selling, not buying. They make highly processed foods look healthier. Will companies accept a voluntary labeling scheme that makes foods seem worse? Doubtful. Nutrition ranking...
FDA Gets Tough With Misleading Front Food Labels by Barbara Ficarra Registered NurseHealth Maven food labels. The front of food labels or front-of-packages (FOP) are misleading and often confusing... the list of ingredients, it’s impossible to tell. The front of the food label is constructed in such a creative way...
What to do about front-of-package food labels? by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy The British Food Standards Agency has just announced a new front-of-package voluntary labeling.... Since then, the FDA has said not a word about its food labeling initiative (More research needed? Election-year...
Reading Food Labels: Certified Vegan by Robin P. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Part two for the reading food labels is certified vegan. This label makes it easier for vegans... Logo, an easy-to-recognize symbol applied to foods, clothing...
New food rating label: a step forward? by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy Big Food companies have gotten together and agreed on a scoring system to identify “better-for-you” packaged foods (see below).  I haven’t been able to find the qualifying criteria and sure...
European Union sets rules for food labels by Dr. Marion Nestle Doctor of Philosophy for food labels.  These are disappointing.  They allow much of the current confusion to continue.  Here’s what they are said to do: Packaged foods will have to be labeled with amounts of calories, fat, saturated fats, carbohydrate, protein...
Fun-Filled Friday: Snow, iPad, Hitler, MJ, Walmart Clown, Faint, Bacon Is Good, OCD Mailman, Food Labels, Haiti by Jimmy M. Healthy Living Professional in a grocery store going around reading food labels all day: Former NBA basketball star John Salley... “This Is It”: WOW! That “peace” symbol at the end sent chills up and down my spine. MJ would be proud. Hey...
Food Packaging Labels Hide Portion Sizes Even In Healthy Food Products by Melanie J. Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven You've really got to read the fine print when it comes to food packaging labels... to which their nutrition information applies!  Even healthy food labels are not innocent.   Now I'm...

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