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Publisher’s Award: One man’s meat is another man’s poison

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Editor’s note: This is 2017 winner of the “Publisher’s Award” for essays written as part of a food safety litigation class at the University of Arkansas Law School taught by Bill Marler and Denis Stearns of the Seattle law firm MarlerClark LLP. In 2015, General Mills announced that it would produce gluten-free Cheerios and Honey… Continue Reading

FDA allows more time for comments on ‘healthy’ food labels

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Four months wasn’t long enough for some in the food industry to figure out how they want the FDA to define “healthy” for use on food labels, so the agency has extended the comment deadline on the topic for another three months. The Food and Drug Administration’s deadline for public comments on the topic is… Continue Reading

Making sure ‘healthy’ means what it says on food packages

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With final rules on the Nutrition Facts label published, consumers soon will see an updated label on food packages that makes the calories and serving sizes of products easier to see and that gives them additional nutrition information, such as added sugars, vitamin D, and potassium. The marketplace is teeming with rows and rows of… Continue Reading