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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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Consumer groups concerned about mechanically tenderized meat products

Consumer groups concerned with mechanically-tenderized meatFollowing a December 24, 2009 recall of 248,000 pounds of mechanically tenderized steaks that sickened 21 consumers in 16 states, nine of whom were hospitalized, consumer groups are calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to require labeling identifying all mechanically tenderized meat products; to include these products in its sampling program; and to inform the public and restaurants about the need for adequate cooking of these products.

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