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Dietary Guidelines Committee Chosen; Conflicts of Interest Are Suspected

Jan. 19, 2023
The Nutrition Coalition calls on USDA and HHS to disclose potential conflicts of interest among the committee members.
Fibers, Flours, Grains, Rice

Under Pressure, Mondelēz Changes Whole Wheat Labels

July 13, 2022
CSPI is claiming to have persuaded Mondelēz International to be more explicit about the whole-grain content in its crackers.
Dietary Guidelines

FDA 'Approves' Qualified Heart-Health Claim for Magnesium

Jan. 13, 2022
Accepts evidence that magnesium can lower blood pressure.
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Study: Energy Drinks Dominate Game Ads

Dec. 15, 2021
Livestreamed gaming platforms have become a big advertising channel for purveyors of energy drinks and other foods and beverages of dubious nutritional value.
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Advocates Withdraw from Baby-Food Panel

Nov. 10, 2021
Two advocacy groups have withdrawn from a panel on baby food safety, complaining that the industry representatives on the panel were not cooperating.

FDA Issues Sodium-Reduction Guidelines

Oct. 13, 2021
The FDA has issued guidelines for sodium in food that seek to reduce the average level in the American diet by 12%.
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Study: Kids Eating More Ultra-Processed Food

Aug. 10, 2021
Consumption of ultra-processed foods among American youth is rising, causing concern for long-term health.

Looking Ahead at the Top Food Safety and Regulatory Issues for 2020

Jan. 28, 2020
Following up on his look back at the top issues of 2019, David Acheson warns government agencies and company officials will have their hands full this year.
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USDA Proposes Looser Lunch Regulations

Jan. 21, 2020
Looser nutritional standards for school meals are being proposed by the USDA to save money and reduce waste.
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‘Meat is OK’ Researcher Took Industry Funding

Oct. 7, 2019
The author of a controversial study saying red meat consumption may not be so bad for health is being criticized for having taken industry funding for a previous study about sugar...
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Topics Taken Off Slate for U.S. Nutrition Panel

Sept. 4, 2019
The committee formulating federal dietary guidelines is being restricted in terms of what kinds of research it can consider.