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Synthetic Flavors’ Safety Questioned – Strategy Needed to Address Consequence

Food manufacturers using the following seven (7) synthetic flavoring substances and adjuvants should take note that the safety of these ingredients is being challenged: Benzophenone (a/k/a diphenylketone), Ethyl acrylate, Eugenyl methyl ether (a/k/a… Read More
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Partially Hydrogenated Oils – GMA Petition to Allow Limited Uses Clears a Hurdle

FDA today announced that it has filed a petition submitted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) to amend the food additive regulations to provide for the safe use of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) in limited food applications. Readers m… Read More
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FDA Tentatively Concludes Partially Hydrogenated Oils Are No Longer Generally Recognized as Safe – WHY NOW?

By Bruce Silverglade* Consumption of trans fatty acids in the United States has decreased sharply in recent years due to efforts by the food industry to reformulate foods and replace partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) with other ingredients.  Accor… Read More
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“Alcohol Facts” Becomes a Reality: FTC Requires Four Loko To Label Its Product

Nutrition Facts, Supplement Facts, Drug Facts…… Alcohol Facts?  For a number of years, alcoholic beverages have been the only category of consumable product that does not bear basic product information in a consumer-friendly form.  Conventional… Read More
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New CDC Study of Calories from Alcohol Supports Alcohol Beverage Label Reform

Alcohol accounts for a large portion of the daily calories consumed by many American adults, a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study concludes. The study found 19 percent of men and 6 percent of women take in more than 300 calori… Read More
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Class Action Consumer Litigation: A Rising Enforcement Risk for Aggressive Food Labeling Claims

The number of class action lawsuits targeting food labeling claims has risen dramatically over the past few years.  These are cases alleging that a food product’s labeling (and/or advertising) violates state consumer protection laws.  As a result… Read More
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