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Think you're eating fruit? Think again

Think you're eating fruit? Think againNCL is calling on the feds to investigate a new food ingredient that's being sold to food manufacturers as a “sweetened dried cranberry” but actually contains more sugar than fruit and is made from cranberry skins – not whole cranberries.

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NCL urges FDA to crack down on use of term ‘fresh’

In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration commemorating the tenth anniversary of the agency’s seizure of orange juice with false and misleading labeling, the National Consumers League asked the FDA to crack down on companies that are clearly violating labeling laws today.

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Naturally misleading: the food industry’s use of the term ‘natural’

As consumers increasingly choose to take charge of their health and manage their own medications and treatments, it is more important than ever for consumers to understand the claims made regarding drug products, dietary supplements, personal care products, and food items. Just because something is on the shelf at the grocery store or drug store does not render the product harmless. When taking drugs and dietary supplements, consumers must always be cautious of interactions with foods and medications and possible side effects, even if the product is labeled “natural.”

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