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FDA to Update US Food Labels for First Time in 21 Years

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The FDA says since the current labels were imposed in 1993, "new scientific evidence, consumption data, and consumer research has become available."

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TheStreet (Feb. 26, 2014) — Prices may be higher at organic food stores, but that won't slow growth at natural food sellers like Whole Foods and Sprouts, says Joe Dobrow, author of "Natural Prophets". The natural products industry has grown to over $100 billion in the past 25 years as Americans have learned to appreciate the value of healthy eating, says Dobrow. He also says the major food companies like Mondelez and Nestle are joining in the trend by buying successful natural food operators and growing their brands while letting them keep their values. Video provided by TheStreet
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FDA to Update Mercury-Safe Seafood Guidance

FDA to Update Mercury-Safe Seafood Guidance

AP (May 30, 2014) — In an interview with the Associated Press, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg says the agency soon will update guidance for pregnant women on the appropriate levels of mercury in seafood but won't require mercury labeling. (May 30) Video provided by AP
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Hummus Manufacturer Asks FDA To Regulate Hummus

Hummus Manufacturer Asks FDA To Regulate Hummus

Newsy (May 28, 2014) — Sabra is asking the FDA to establish guidelines for what actually constitutes hummus. The company says it's trying to protect the food's "purity." Video provided by Newsy
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Should Foods Have Choking Hazard Labels Like Toys?

Should Foods Have Choking Hazard Labels Like Toys?

CBC (July 29, 2013) — A Toronto doctor says that it might be worth putting warning labels on certain foods to alert parents of the choking risks they pose to children.
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