Food Labeling

Blog entry | Oct 21 2016
As you stroll through the grocery store, you are bombarded by numerous health claims on food labels and packaging. Some boast of their natural ingredients, while others highlight their high nutrient content. But does this align with what you are...
Blog entry | Oct 18 2016
World Food Day is an important time to recognize the pressing need to end world hunger and food insecurity. While this day has a global focus, the issues of hunger and food insecurity are also close to home. More than one in seven American...
Blog entry | Oct 14 2016
Few topics in nutrition have received more attention in recent years than sugars and added sugars. The role of sugars in food, how much sugar we should eat, and the impact of sugars on health are important questions that nutrition experts have...
Blog entry | Jul 12 2016
Summer is officially here, and for most of us that means fun in the sun. Extended daylight hours and warmer weather make it easier to stay active, but vacations, barbeques, birthday parties and the seemingly endless gatherings of family and friends...
Press Release | May 11 2016
[Resource page here] [Download this as a PDF] Survey: Food Dialogue Gains Momentum; Media Drive Beliefs, Changes For Consumers, “Healthy” Means What Isn’t, Rather Than What Is, in Foods (WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Americans are hungry for more information...
Blog entry | Apr 28 2016
The European Food Information Council’s latest ‘Global Update on Nutrition Labelling’, February 2016, is now available for purchase. The Global Update on Nutritional Labelling is a comprehensive report that: Gives an up-to-date, comprehensive view...
Blog entry | Feb 03 2016
Every time we walk into the grocery store, we come face-to-face with a flood of information on food labels. I once spent five minutes reading milk carton labels at the grocery store before an employee saw the look of confusion on my face and offered...
Blog entry | Jan 19 2016
When it comes to healthy, convenient, and nutritious, packaged foods deliver a one-two punch. But it’s hard to win over public perception when they’re in the headlines for something negative. The odds aren’t stacked in their favor when they’re...
Blog entry | Jan 15 2016
Farm to fork, field to plate, seed to shelf. ... More and more we want to know where our food comes from. We want to know where it was grown (or produced), who grew it, and how. The same could be said for food ingredients. Where did they come from?...
Blog entry | Oct 22 2015
In recent days, some critics have attempted to refute concerns about the proposed addition of an “Added Sugars” line to the Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) on food packages. Some have gone as far as to say that they “don’t see any legitimacy” in those...
Press Release | Jul 24 2015
(Washington, D.C.) — This morning, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an update to its proposal to revise the iconic Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP). The proposal now includes a %DV for added sugars. Turns out, there’s more news to this...
Press Release | Jun 16 2015
Background Information on Trans Fats and Partially Hydrogenated Oils As you might already be aware, the Food and Drug Administration has issued a final ruling (June 16, 2015) on their previous tentative determination (November 2013) that partially...
Press Release | Jun 12 2015
(Washington, D.C., June 12, 2015) — Nutrition facts labels will soon have a whole new look, but concerns are emerging about how consumers will interpret and apply them. Consumer research by the International Food Information Council (IFIC)...

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