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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...

2013-10-24 08:39:01

USFRA to Convene Panel That Includes CSPI's Michael Jacobson on Food Day CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) will convene a panel of farmers, ranchers, and food pundits, including Michael Jacobson, the founder of Food Day and executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), to address farm size, ownership and sustainability practices today from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT at the State Room in Boston....

2013-10-09 08:28:36

Bloomberg's Alan Bjerga and CSPI's Michael Jacobson among group of experts participating in U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance event scheduled for Food Day CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance® (USFRA®) today announced the moderator and list of panelists participating in the next Food Dialogues event, timed to Food Day, October 24. Noted food author and Bloomberg News reporter Alan Bjerga will moderate the discussion, "Farm Size: Does It...

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...

Quality Of US Fast Food Still Abysmal
2013-05-07 12:08:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In 2011, fast-food giant McDonald´s announced the debut of "Commitments to Offer Improved Nutrition Choices,” a program that aimed to increase focus “on providing nutrition information that enables customers and employees to make simple, informed menu decisions.” However, that campaign and others like it from the Golden Arches´ fast food competitors has failed to provide Americans with healthy menu options,...