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Nestle’s nutrition profiling system helps target reformulations

By Elizabeth Crawford

Carefully balancing consumers’ age-specific nutritional needs with how and when they eat different foods helped Nestle successfully reduce sodium, sugar and fat significantly in some of its most frequently consumed foods without sacrificing taste. 

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Potential compromise reached on food fight about school meals

By Elizabeth Crawford

A bipartisan Senate agreement and proposed legislation slated for markup Jan. 20 could end the long, drawn out food fight over healthier school meal standards laid out in the aggressive Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.

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Is fresh chicken with added solution “natural”? TLC says no

By Elizabeth Crawford

USDA should prohibit the use of “natural” on fresh chicken with added saltwater or seaweed extract given recent research that reveals most consumers do not expect added solutions in chicken making this claim, the Truthful Labeling Coalition argues. 

New ICL ingredients make Taco Tuesday healthier, fresher

New ICL ingredients make Taco Tuesday healthier, fresher

By Elizabeth Crawford

ICL showcased several new ingredients that can reduce sodium, improve moisture and clean cheese labels in a pairing of “Picasso Tacos” and “Masterpiece Margaritas” at the Institute of Food Technologists’ annual meeting in Chicago July 11-14.

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