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  • JAND Article Finds Front-of-Pack Labels Give Consumers the Information They Need, Especially Among Those with Lower Levels of Education

    An IFIC Foundation-coauthored JAND article finds that robust front-of-package labeling can significantly improve consumers' ability to figure out and comprehend a food's nutrition information, and to make informed choices about their purchases.

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  • A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety Risks

    The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the food, beverage and agricultural industries working together, our food supply is becoming even safer. However, despite all of these safety factors, microorganisms may still exist at levels that present risks to consumers.

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  • Food Recall Resources

    Here in the U.S. we enjoy one of the safest, abundant and affordable food supplies in the world. Our food safety system is designed to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. However, we do experience unfortunate incidences where food enters our food supply that is somehow contaminated and unsafe for sale or consumption.

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  • Observational Study Does Not Show Causal Relationship between Diet Soda Consumption, Risk of Heart Disease

    An unpublished study regarding diet soda consumption and heart disease risk in postmenopausal women contributes nothing new to the scientific evidence regarding the safety of low-calorie sweeteners. Its promotion ahead of the peer-review process increases the chance that incomplete or inaccurate information will be taken as fact, leading to unnecessary confusion among consumers.

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  • Alliance to Feed the Future Celebrates Spirit of Borlaug on National Ag Day

    The Alliance to Feed the Future is celebrating the theme of National Agriculture Day 2014—“Agriculture: 365 Sunrises and 7 Billion Mouths to Feed”—by honoring the spirit of the late Norman Borlaug, whose birth centenary also falls on March 25, 2014.

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  • Videos Give the Real Scoop on Low-Calorie Sweeteners

    Low-calorie sweeteners (also sometimes referred to as artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes)provide consumers with a broad selection of safe, low-calorie, good-tasting foods, and offer a sweet alternative for people with diabetes (as well as those with a sweet tooth). They can also play a role in a weight management plan that incorporates healthful food choices and regular exercise.

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  • National Nutrition Month Video Contest

    The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation invites dietetic students to participate in our second annual National Nutrition Month Video Contest.

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  • Protein Fact Sheets

    Dietary protein has become a “hot” topic in the news. Health professionals along with consumers need to be knowledgeable about the latest research related to the beneficial effects of adequate dietary protein.

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  • IFIC Foundation Food Label Consumer Research Project

    Curious about new nutrition label proposals? Today’s food labels provide nutrition information to help consumers make food choices to achieve a healthful diet. The Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) contains serving size, calorie, and nutrient information, as well as Daily Values (DVs) for key nutrients.

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  • Questions and Answers about Carrageenan in Food

    Carrageenan (“care-ah-gee-nun”) is a naturally-occurring food ingredient extracted from red seaweed. It is a starch-like product that has been used in food for hundreds of years for its ability to form gels, thicken solutions, and stabilize products. These functions help to provide better-tasting, more palatable food choices.

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