CSPI proposes nutrition fact labeling changes
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
Executive SummaryThe Center for Science in the Public Interest calls for new nutrition and ingredient facts labels. The consumer advocacy group, which pushed for the 1990 law that required nutritional labeling, urges that symbols appear on the front of packages "to give shoppers a quick snapshot of the key nutrients," according to a Dec. 7 release. It also asks FDA "to crack down on deceptive claims," such as "strengthens your immune system," and "tighten up industry-loosened definitions of 'fiber' and 'all natural.'" CSPI wants clear ingredient lists that separate major and minor ingredients and combine forms of sugars so they appear higher on list
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