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FDA Is Looking For Ways To Make Standard Serving Sizes Reflect Reality

February 5, 2010: 01:15 AM EST
There’s a serious glitch in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s plan to get food manufacturers to put nutritional information on package fronts, according to this New York Times article: serving sizes that don’t reflect the way Americans eat. For example, do people really stop at the standard 150-calorie serving of Tostitos – six chips? Probably not. To fix that, the agency is looking at ways to adjust serving sizes for various foods so that nutrition information is less deceptive. “Ultimately, the purpose of nutrition labeling is to help consumers make healthier choices and we want to make sure we achieve that goal,” an FDA official said.
By WILLIAM NEUMAN, "One Bowl = 2 Servings. F.D.A. May Fix That.", The New York Times, February 05, 2010, via The New York Times, © The New York Times Company
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