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FDA is making a muddle of nutrition labeling rules

FDA is making a muddle of nutrition labeling rules

Since 1993, most packaged food sold in the U.S. has been required to include a Nutrition Facts label that lists the amount of fat, cholesterol, sodium, protein, carbohydrates, fiber and sugar in a serving, and includes some information on recommended daily intakes. During that same period, most Americans’ diets have gotten worse, their waistlines have expanded and public-health problems related to poor nutrition have grown. I'm not going to blame the Food and Drug Administration's nutrition-labeling rules for this state of affairs. But they don’t seem to have helped a lot either. Now the FDA is overhauling the Nutrition Facts label. Last year it proposed several...

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