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Dining out? Menu nutritional labeling getting an upgrade

Menu labeling a must-doBuried in the middle of the health care reform act is a mandate that will require very visible changes at chain restaurants across the country. When the President signed the bill into law, he set the ball rolling for chain restaurants with 20 or more outlets to post the caloric content of menu items on printed menus, menu boards, and drive-through displays. What will this mean for you?

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Feds cracking down on misleading labels

Sometimes reading food labels won't reveal the whole truthConsumers are paying more attention to their food labels these days, and the federal government is too! The FDA has recently issued warning letters to more than a dozen food manufacturers for putting labels on their products that violate the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

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Canned tomato products not so 'fresh' after all

Canned tomatoes not so fresh after all?The National Consumers League has again called on the Food and Drug Administration to renew its efforts to prevent consumers from being misled by deceptive labeling of processed fruit and vegetable products – this time in the canned tomato products industry.

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