What should we be eating? We are getting hammered from every angle about what is good for us versus what is bad. Too many carbs, stay away from red meat, don’t trust GE foods, sugar will make you fat. The government wants to regulate. We have been… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rules on Nutrition Labeling

FDA has announced a 60-day extension of the comment period for two major proposed rules on nutrition labeling. The extended comment period will close on August 1, 2014. In March, FDA published two proposed rules on nutrition labeling: one a major ove… Read More
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FDA Proposes Major Changes to the “Nutrition Facts” Label – Price Tag $2 Billion

Two billion dollars – That is what FDA estimates the food industry will spend to comply with proposed changes to the iconic “Nutrition Facts” label. That’s about all we know for sure. The agency says the new information will provide $20-$30 b… Read More
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Nutrition Labeling – The Second Time Around

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) was enacted in 1990 and the familiar “Nutrition Facts” panel became mandatory in 1994. Now, twenty years later, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the list of nutrients, serving sizes, and… Read More
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What Kind of Control Over What We Eat and Drink Is Permissible in Our Democracy?

Earlier this week, the New York State Supreme Court, New York County, in an opinion of the Honorable Milton A. Tingling, JSC, enjoined and permanently restrained New York City (NYC) from implementing NYC Health Code § 81.53, commonly referred to as… Read More
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BPA: The Press Rounds Up the Usual Suspects and Gets it Wrong

By Mark L. Itzkoff Over the past few months, articles have been published claiming possible links between bisphenol A (BPA) and a variety of human health problems including obesity, thyroid changes, and male infertility. Many of the recent stories le… Read More
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