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

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 – the average salt reduction by companies is barely significant.

2014-02-19 12:28:55

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb.

FDA Urged To Limit Soft Drink Sugar Levels
2013-02-14 09:16:09

Consumer groups, scientists, and health-advocacy organizations recently urged the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider determining safe limits of high-fructose corn syrup and other forms of sugar in soft drinks.

Consumer Group CSPI Reveals 2013 Xtreme Eating Awards – Foods Packed With Calories
2013-01-16 11:54:50

Each January Americans everywhere are busy making their New Year’s resolutions, resolving to quit that unhealthy smoking habit, stop procrastinating quite so much, or making amends to get into the gym a little more often. But perhaps the most popular resolution has to do with food.

Calorie Counters Unite: McDonalds To Post Calories On Menu Boards
2012-09-13 15:23:30

To help educate consumers on its various food and beverage offerings, McDonalds recently announced that locations throughout the U.S. would include calorie information for all items listed on menu boards inside the restaurant and in front of drive-thrus

NYC Ban On Big Sodas Gets Public Fired Up
2012-07-25 13:09:06

New York City residents got their fair say Tuesday in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on the sale of large sodas in area restaurants, movie theaters and other public venues, many supporting the ban as a way to fight obesity, but others opposing the measure, calling it pointless and unfair.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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