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sodium content still too high
2014-07-02 11:37:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some chain restaurants have been working to reduce the amount of sodium in the foods they serve, but according to a new report from consumer advocacy group the Center For Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – the average salt reduction by companies is barely significant. The report included an analysis of over 130 meals from 17 popular restaurant chains served between 2009 and 2013. It revealed that Subway cut its sodium by 27...

2014-03-20 23:29:03

Gregory Jaffe Speaks at Ingredient Marketplace on June 2nd Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Gregory Jaffe, director of biotechnology at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is the featured speaker at this year’s Ingredient Marketplace, June 2-3, 2014 at the Jacob Javits Center in N.Y.C. He plans to delve into the topic of biotechnology and the future of ingredient supply chain during his hour discussion on Monday, June 2 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. "Although one...

FDA Proposes First Major Nutrition Label Changes Since 1994
2014-02-27 08:08:05

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Obama Administration will today be announcing a new FDA proposal on nutritional labels – the first major revamp in nearly 20 years. The update is focusing largely on calorie information, serving sizes and added sugars. With obesity and chronic disease skyrocketing, the revision proposal aims to help people make more healthful food choices and to also encourage the food industry to reformulate many products that include too...

2014-02-19 12:28:55

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets. The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods. Who:...

FDA Paves Way For Elimination Of Trans-Fat In America's Food
2013-11-09 06:58:18

[ Watch the Video: FDA Wants To Trim The Fat, Literally ] Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By now, you’ve probably seen the news about the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) waging war on trans-fats. The preliminary determination states that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), being the primary dietary source of artificial trans-fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food. And the FDA claims it arrived at this decision...

Dannon Coloring Yogurt With Dyes Made From Bugs
2013-07-25 10:57:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Carmine, or cochineal extract, is a popular food additive created by crushing up bugs and is often used to lend a food product a bright red or pink color. Though carmine is safe and considered to be all natural, some become squeamish when they consider the food coloring's origins. Now one watchdog group is calling out Dannon yogurt for using the bug juice to color Boysenberry, Cherry, Raspberry and Strawberry versions of their "Fruit...

Long John Silver Worst Meal In America
2013-07-02 15:31:00

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While most fishermen are admired for reeling in the big catch, restaurant chain Long John Silver's is under scrutiny for its new menu item: Wild-Caught Haddock. The lobbying group Center for Science in the Public Interest calls the chain's "Big Catch" menu item the "worst restaurant meal in America." The non-profit group conducted its own lab tests that revealed Long John Silver's Big Catch meal - which includes a piece of fried...

Wrigley Pulls Alert Energy Gum As FDA Launches Probe Into Caffeine-Laced Food
2013-05-09 11:35:25

[WATCH VIDEO: Caffeine In Food Investigated By FDA] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online For whatever reason, food and drink makers have been actively pursuing ways to put caffeine into otherwise caffeine-free products including Cracker Jacks, potato chips and chewing gum. Wrigley, for instance, recently launched Alert Energy Caffeine Gum which contains 40 milligrams of caffeine – about as much as a half cup of coffee – in each piece. Meanwhile the...


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