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2011-07-01 08:27:00

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to yesterday's introduction of S. 1310, the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011, by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the leading trade association representing the dietary supplement industry, issued the following statement. Statement by Steve Mister, President & CEO, CRN: "CRN opposes the Dietary Supplement Labeling Act of 2011 because it is a misguided bill that doesn't...

2009-02-17 18:48:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Restaurant Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Beth Johnson issued the following statement in response to today's U.S. Court of Appeals decision to uphold a New York City Board of Health regulation that dictates how nutrition information should be provided in some of the city's restaurants: "The only way to ensure consumers get the nutrition information they want and need is for the federal government to establish a...

2008-09-07 03:00:06

By Pomeranz, Jennifer L Brownell, Kelly D Because the rate of consumption of away-from-home meals has increased dramatically, the distinction between requiring nutrition information for packaged but not restaurant products is no longer reasonable. Public health necessitates that nutrition labels must be included with restaurant menus as a strategy to educate consumers and address the escalation of obesity. Menu-labeling laws are being considered at the local, state, and federal levels, but...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.