7 Major Changes Headed to a Product Label...

When it comes to food and product labels in today’s market, transparency is the name of the game. According to the 2017 IFIC Food and Health Survey, 90 percent of the population reports consulting the nutrition facts panel when shopping. With this in mind the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

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Polyols and Diabetes: How These Low-Calorie Sweeteners Can...

Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes and more developed the condition every year. During this month, individuals, their communities, and their health care providers raise awareness about diabetes and its implications. Whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, nutrition plays an integral role in managing the disease....

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New Nutrition Facts Label to State Added Sugar...

The Nutrition Facts Label (NFL) found on packaged foods and beverages is scheduled receive a face-lift. In 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandated updates to the NFL to make it more consumer friendly. The major changes to the NFL are a result of evolving nutrition recommendations and...

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Sugar-Free Treats Can Help Protect Teeth

Adults and kids alike are tempted by loads of sweet treats. Unfortunately, these treats are often packed with sugar, which can be damaging to teeth, especially for children, whose teeth are still developing. Through various programs, the American Dental Association (ADA) encourages good oral hygiene to children, as well as...

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Polyols Not Among Sweeteners to Be Labeled as...

On May 27, 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published their final rule on the changes that need to take place on nutrition labeling. In the next few years, consumers can expect new product information labels, with the FDA mandating changes by July 2018 or July 2019. The...

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A Sweetener by Any Other Name is Just...

Robyn Flipse, MS. MA, RDN Consultant to the Calorie Control Council The ingredients we use to sweeten our foods and beverages come from a wide variety of sources and have many different features and names.  In some cases, the only thing they have in common is that they all taste...

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