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Panera protests extending compliance dates for FDA’s new Nutrition Facts label

Food retailer Panera Bread has registered strong opposition to FDA’s proposed delay for compliance with the agency’s revised Nutrition and Supplement Facts label, which is likely to be pushed back to 2020. 

US Food Policy Labeling

Campaign against ‘fear-based’ labeling adds big names to the list

A campaign to stop “fear-based” food labeling, called “Peel Back the Label,” has added food companies Perdue, Tysons, Living Fresh, Cuties, and Del Monte to its hall of shame. The companies have deceptively used either “non-GMO” or “No Added Hormones/Steroids” to their product labels, the campaign says.

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Organic battle over hydroponics to heat up at NOSB meeting

The ongoing battle over whether hydroponics qualify as “certified organic” will be up for a vote when USDA’s National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) meets Oct. 31-Nov. 2, in Jacksonville, Fla. 

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Health researchers call for standard definition of ‘nutritious’

A new study is calling for a standardized definition of the labeling term “nutritious” so that consumers might be better able to evaluate the healthfulness of a variety of foods, particularly snack foods.

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NCC announces new program to reassure consumers about broiler chicken welfare

The National Chicken Council (NCC) on Sept. 6 rolled out a set of industry-wide standards — “the Chicken Guarantees”— to inform consumers about broiler chicken welfare.

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Americans like GE technologies for medical reasons, not so much for food, survey shows

Most Americans would approve the release of genetically engineered mosquitoes to combat Zika virus but less than half are accepting of GE animals, grain crops, and produce, according to a survey by researchers at Indiana’s Purdue University.

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