Food labeling and marketing

FDA to probe consumer understanding of fortification

FDA to probe consumer understanding of fortification

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has said it intends to examine consumer understanding of fortified foods, to work out whether people consider generally unhealthy snack foods to be healthier if they contain added nutrients.

CSPI takes aim at Welch’s heart healthy claims

CSPI takes aim at Welch’s heart healthy claims

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has challenged Welch Foods over its marketing of fruit snacks, fruit cocktails, spreads and juices as ‘heart healthy’ – and Welch’s has rebuffed the accusations, calling them misguided.

CSPI targets marketing of Splenda Essentials in new lawsuit

CSPI targets marketing of Splenda Essentials in new lawsuit

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has taken aim at McNeil Nutritionals’ Splenda Essentials sweetener in a lawsuit filed in a California district court, alleging that the fortified sweetener’s marketing violates consumer protection laws.

Digital marketing giant Valassis intros Facebook coupon app

Digital marketing giant Valassis intros Facebook coupon app

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Digital marketing firm and couponing giant Valassis has introduced a new Facebook app for consumers to access coupons and savings directly on Facebook, combining the company’s digital coupon distribution expertise with Facebook’s sharing and graph functions.

Lack of exercise is not a key factor in obesity, study suggests

Lack of exercise is not a key factor in obesity, study suggests

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Lack of physical activity is not likely to be a key factor in Western obesity rates, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE, which suggests that over-consumption of calories is the biggest culprit.

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