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CSPI urges food crackdown

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest wants FDA to stop food companies from making "bogus" health claims for foods and "set new rules" that allow only FDA-approved health claims that are based on solid scientific evidence, the advocacy group announces July 1. In a formal complaint filed with FDA, CSPI takes issue with companies' use of "weasel words like 'support,' 'maintain,' or 'enhance,' which often imply that a specific brand name food can prevent disease," according to CSPI. Food companies currently do not need FDA's approval to make structure/function claims about nutrients...
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