Monday, 22 March 2010

Food Safety: the Fog, the Money and the Honest Food Labels

Editorial
Honest Food Labels
"The F.D.A. commissioner’s crackdown on misleading nutritional claims by food companies is a refreshing departure from previous ways to approach the issue."
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, has said one of her priorities is to improve the information on food package labels. ...
Full Story: Honest Food Labels; nytimes.com



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Nutrition Labels
Warning letters went out over claims about Gerber baby food, Juicy Juice, Dreyer’s ice cream, POM pomegranate juice and Gorton’s fish fillets. ...
Full Story: F.D.A. Cracks Down on Nestlé and Others Over Health Claims on Labels; nytimes.com

TransFat
It took a decade starting from 1989 before the government even agreed to make a decision about trans fats. ...
Full Story: Trans Fat Ignorance; psychiclunch.com

Food Additives
Chickens are frequently injected with saltwater, flavors and other ingredients to enhance taste and tenderness. As long as the ingredients that are injected are natural, the chicken can be labeled "all natural ...
Full Story: What goes into chicken; latimes.com

Food Industry
What do industrially produced meat and corn-based ethanol have in common? ...
Full Story: Corn-based meat and ethanol: burning the planet to a crisp; grist.org

Food Business
It's no surprise that the food industry is complaining about a list of the 10 most dangerous foods ...
Full Story: The Dangerous Foods Fog; thebigmoney.com

Food Safety
CSPI Urges Senate to Pass Food Safety Modernization Act ...
Full Story: Leafy Greens, Eggs, & Tuna Top List of Riskiest FDA-Regulated Foods; cspinet.org






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