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FDA to Overhaul Nutrition Facts
20 years, the nutrition facts label on the back
of food packages is getting a makeover.
Knowledge about nutrition has evolved since the
early 1990s, and the Food and Drug
Administration says the labels need to reflect
that. Nutritionists and other health experts
have their own wish list for label change.
Food Safety Regulatory Outlook for
| While FDA is
busy implementing more of FSMA, USDA will roll
out its Salmonella Action Plan.
Food companies, advocacy groups urge
Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon held a
press conference Jan. 16 to highlight a letter
to President Obama advocating the inclusion of
labeling that identifies food products that are
| US livestock
organisations and food associations fear that
new country-of-origin labelling (COOL) rules,
set out in the Farm Bill, could provoke
retaliation from Canada and Mexico and are
strongly opposed to the new legislation.
Food and Drug Administration has unofficially
announced that it will revise the nutrition
facts label for the first time in 20 years.
Unsurprisingly, the nutritional community and
food industry offered a few suggestions-from
serving size vagaries to unnecessary
designations-it hopes the agency will address in
the nutrition label update.
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