Connecticut's Blumenthal questions Smart Choices
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal follows other government officials in raising concern about the food industry's Smart Choices, a voluntary nutrition labeling program. Blumenthal wrote letters to food firms that participate in the program, such as Kellogg Co. and General Mills, expressing his concern and requesting information on the development of the program. Executives from the Smart Choices program say they will work with Blumenthal, according to media reports. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., wrote a letter to FDA in September, asking the agency to investigate whether Smart Choices allows firms to misrepresent unhealthy food as healthy (1"The Tan Sheet" Sept. 28, 2009). FDA and the Department of Agriculture are also inquiring about the program
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