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 story. Today, the FDA made public their consumer study...
Press Release | Jul 02 2015
(Washington, D.C.) — Marianne Smith Edge, senior vice president of nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation, has been named by President Barack Obama as part of a Presidential Delegation to “United States National Day” at the Milan Expo 2015 on July 4, 2015. The...
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 hydrogenated oils, the primary dietary source of...
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) Foundation just published in a peer-reviewed journal suggests...
Press Release | May 12 2015
(Visit the 2015 Food and Health Survey resource page at www.foodinsight.org/2015-FHS) New Survey: Americans Not Nearly As Fit As We Think We Are10th Food and Health Survey Reveals Gap Between Self-Perception and Reality, Economic Divide on Organic and Processed Foods, Where Health and Food Rank Among...
Press Release | Mar 25 2015
(Washington, D.C.) -  International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA provided oral comments today on the “Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee.” IFIC Foundation was one of 70...
Press Release | Mar 24 2015
Thank you for the opportunity to offer comments today. My name is Marianne Smith Edge, and I’m the senior vice president for nutrition and food safety at the International Food Information Council Foundation. We’re a nonprofit organization with a mission to effectively communicate science-based...
Press Release | Mar 24 2015
Pictured are David B. Schmidt (L), president and CEO of the International Food Information Council, and Dr. Nina Fedoroff of Penn State University. Credit: Matt Raymond/IFIC (Washington, D.C.) -  International Food Information Council (IFIC) President and CEO David Schmidt testified today at a U.S. House...
Press Release | Mar 24 2015
  (Link to press release) Prepared Testimony of David B. Schmidt, President and CEO International Food Information Council Hearing on the Costs and Impacts of Mandatory Biotechnology Labeling Laws U.S. House Committee on Agriculture March 24, 2015 [[Slide 1]] Chairman Conaway, distinguished Members, my...
Press Release | Mar 20 2015
Recent publications by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Consumer Reports question the safety of consuming conventionally grown fruits, vegetables, and foods containing crops grown with pesticides. The International Food Information Council Foundation offers the following information...
Press Release | Mar 18 2015
A new study, “Diet Soda Intake Is Associated with Long-Term Increases in Waist Circumference in a Biethnic Cohort of Older Adults: The San Antonio Longitudinal Study of Aging (SALSA),” does not establish a causal link between low-calorie sweetener consumption and increasing waistlines in older adults,...
Press Release | Dec 11 2014
Alliance to Feed the Future Announces 2014 Communicator of the Year Award Alliance and American Meat Institute Honor Diana Prichard at 16th Farm Journal Forum (Washington, D.C., December 10, 2014) —The Alliance to Feed the Future has announced that Diana Prichard is the second recipient of its...
Press Release | Oct 27 2014
Can a single number sum up your food? EWG’s latest food database aims high, falls short (Washington, D.C., October 27, 2014) — Making food information accessible, clear, and easy to understand is a great goal that many of us in the nutrition and food safety communities share. However, accomplishing this...
Press Release | Oct 27 2014
Foods Containing Ingredients Produced using Biotechnology are as Safe as Conventional The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation would like to correct media reports raising concerns about infant formula containing ingredients produced using biotechnology (also referred to as “...
Press Release | Oct 06 2014
What’s Your Health Reality? 2014 Food and Health Survey Paints Varying Portraits of Consumers on the Path to Dietary Behavior Change (Washington, D.C., October 6, 2014) — Have you ever wondered how your health and nutrition stack up against your friends, family, and neighbors—or how certain traits make...

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