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Dietary Guidelines 2020

By Marshall Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse The drafting of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) has started….and it’s a good start. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)…

The Dietary Guidelines and Moderate Alcohol Consumption

Officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Agriculture (USDA) have an opportunity to reiterate vital guidance on moderate drinking of alcoholic beverages with the coming new edition of Dietary Guidelines for…

SURPRISE: FDA Proposes a Daily Value for Added Sugars

In an unexpected move, FDA this coming Monday, July 27th, will publish a supplemental proposed rule that would establish a Daily Reference Value (DRV) for added sugars.  This DRV would be utilized in calculating the percent Daily Value (%DV) that wo…

2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report Mixes Science and Policy

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) submitted its report to the Secretaries of Agriculture and Health and Human Services last month and disbanded.  It is now up to the USDA and HHS to take the DGAC’s conclusions and recommendatio…

Dietary Guidelines – Confused About Caffeine

The news wires have been buzzing lately about the recently released scientific report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. One of the hottest topics for discussion is how out of step the report is on a number of issues, including the Committ…

Statement by Senator Bob Dole on Nutrition Report

Contact: Marshall Matz (202) 789-1212; mmatz@ofwlaw.com or Marion Watkins (202) 654-4863; marion.watkins@alston.com “As co-author with Senator George McGovern of the original 1977 ‘Dietary Goals for the United States’ report, I commend the US…

114th Congress – What to Expect in Ag and Food

As the 114th Congress begins in earnest, there is rough sledding ahead this winter over the gulf between the governing philosophies of the President and the new Congress. Not to belabor the obvious, but early indications are that Republican victories…

John Block Reports: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015 Edition – Losing It’s Way on Sugars (Part II)

OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank fills in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block. There are a variety of disturbing questions surrounding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans now being drafted for release in 2015. The questions relate…

The Next Dietary Guidelines Debate

By Marshall L. Matz and Nathaniel B. Fretz, as published by Agri-Pulse There is a new question surrounding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans now being drafted for release in 2015. The question is whether the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committe…

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