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'Clean' label efforts by restaurants, grocery stores show progress, group says

'Clean' label efforts by restaurants, grocery stores show progress, group says

A consumer push for "clean" labeling has spurred progress at restaurants and grocery stores, but there's still more to do to remove dangerous additives and develop a clear definition for the term, a watchdog group said Thursday.

Restaurants and supermarkets that have adopted "clean-label" programs are removing most — but not all — of what the Center for Science in the Public Interest considers the riskiest food additives. The watchdog group includes substances such as aspartame and synthetic food dyes in that category.

In an evaluation of 14 "clean-label" programs, the group said that while efforts to clean up ingredient lists are helping...

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