Tag: Food Labeling

‘Natural’ Food Sounds Good But Doesn’t Mean Much

‘Natural’ Food Sounds Good But Doesn’t Mean Much

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

A consumer advocacy group says it’s time to ban the word “natural” from food labels because it’s misleading. But the quest to get the government to outlaw the word entirely faces tough legal hurdles.

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Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

Bracing For A Battle, Vermont Passes GMO Labeling Bill

| April 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Green Mountain State is poised to become the first to require GMO labeling. But a federal lawmaker recently introduced a bill that would outlaw state rules like Vermont’s.

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Food Industry Groups Say They’ll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

Food Industry Groups Say They’ll Label GMOs, On Their Terms

| February 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

In an open acknowledgement that many consumers are annoyed that GMO ingredients aren’t labeled, a coalition announced Thursday that it does support labeling. But it wants a federal standard to be voluntary, and it wants to keep states from passing any more mandatory labeling measures.

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FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

FDA Approves Gluten-Free Label

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The FDA’s new rule says gluten-free food can’t contain more than 20 parts per million of gluten. Most products on the market with the label already meet that standard.

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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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Food Labeling: How to Identify Conventional, Organic and GMO Produce

Food Labeling: How to Identify Conventional, Organic and GMO Produce

| November 20, 2012 | 5 Comments

What can you tell from those numbers on fruit and vegetable stickers? The price look-up (PLU) code system used by most produce distributors has the side benefit of allowing consumers to identify conventional and organic produce at the grocery store.

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The California Report: Proposition 37: Food Labeling

The California Report: Proposition 37: Food Labeling

| October 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

The California Report Magazine Host: Scott Shafer
One health-related ballot measure getting nationwide attention is Proposition 37 — which goes to the heart of how much information consumers should have about their food. Prop. 37 requires labeling on raw or processed food that’s made from certain genetically engineered materials. It also prohibits calling any foods like that “natural” on the packaging. Supporters say consumers have a right to this information. Opponents say the measure is misleading and full of loopholes.

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