labeling

Press Release | May 11 2016
(Washington, D.C. May 10, 2016) − The International Food Information Council (IFIC) Foundation has shared consumer attitudinal research and insights with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in comments on a proposed rule regarding the "use...
Blog entry | Feb 29 2016
There’s been some recent hoopla about beverages. Some coffee shops have come under fire for “hiding” sugar in their lattes, teas and hot chocolates. Of course, if you read nutrition labels, you already knew what you were drinking … you read labels,...
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 | 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 | 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...
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...
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)...
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...
Blog entry | Oct 02 2014
Consumer Reports did wonders for me when I was buying my first appliances. As a kitchen newbee, it made a big difference to have a brand-impartial commentator predicting all the practical errors I was sure to run into with every toaster oven. I had...
Event | Sep 19 2014
We invite you to join us for FDLI’s Food Advertising: Claims, Litigation, and Strategies Conference in New York on October 8th. This conference will address the current advertising and litigation issues, including advertising to children, food...
Blog entry | Jul 24 2014
If you’re anything like me, you get sucked into “listicles.” I’m usually only halfway through my morning emails before I click on The 15 Best Beaches, and pretty soon I’m working my way through 15 Ridiculously Cute Baby Sloths. Lists can be funny,...