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Nutrition Advocates Await Overhaul Of U.S. Food Labeling Rules

May 2, 2010: 11:02 PM EST
Efforts are under way among U.S. food regulators to ensure that food labeling no longer leaves consumers more confused than informed. Although strict rules are in place to prevent food companies from lying about health benefits or nutritional content, consumer advocates say carefully worded labels that follow the letter of the law still often mislead, confuse and distract consumers more often than not. Food labels, for example, promise “0 Trans Fats” without mentioning the high total fat content. The Obama administration has been tougher on food companies so far, cracking down on labeling violators with warning letters. Nutritionists and others, meanwhile, hope that an expected FDA overhaul of food labeling rules will ensure that shoppers get the truthful, helpful nutrition information needed to make healthier choices.
Adi Narayan , "Building a Better Label", Time.com, May 02, 2010, © Time Inc
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