Sodium reduction is a critically important public health issue because Americans consume on average 50% more than the recommended limit for those age 14 years and older
October 15, 2021
The sodium guidance finalizes in part a draft guidance from 2016 that provided short-term (2-year) and long-term (10-year) targets for sodium content in commercially processed, packaged and prepared foods. The FDA received about 200 comments on the draft guidance.
Last year, the focus was on teens. This year, our inestimable experts, Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob (clinical professor emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC) and Jill Litwin (founder and CEO of Peas of Mind LLC, award-winning makers of foods for little ones) swing their attention to the other side of the playground and take a look at babies and infants, the 0-2 age group, in "Building Better Babies."
Beverage companies using natural sweeteners prior to regulations
November 18, 2016
With the release of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans earlier this year followed by the US Food and Drug Administration’s new Nutrition Facts label, many changes are in store for consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers. Among those changes, mainstream media has given its share of attention to one ingredient category: sugar.
Smooth-Frozen Ridgefield’s SideKicks and Cup Slushies offer schools more meal options
June 10, 2016
Country Pure Foods, a portion juice processor, recently announced the purchase of the assets of The Ridgefield’s Brand Corporation, which includes Smooth-Frozen Ridgefield’s SideKicks and Cup Slushies products. Ridgefield’s 100% fruit juice products, will allow Country Pure Foods to provide their school nutrition customers with more meal choices for students.
Salt Institute calls for US government to withdraw dietary guidelines for salt consumption
April 14, 2016
Based upon the preponderance of peer-reviewed scientific evidence, the Salt Institute is asking the government to withdraw the recommendations on salt consumption in the Dietary Guidelines because, according to the Salt Institute, they were not formulated through a thorough, unbiased evaluation of available scientific evidence and the misinformation they promulgate is used to justify harmful public policy recommendations.
New Dietary Guidelines remove daily limit on cholesterol and include eggs in recommended eating patterns
January 7, 2016
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) remove a daily limit on dietary cholesterol and include eggs in all three recommended healthy eating patterns, which have been shown to reduce the risk of major chronic health conditions facing Americans.
In this second edition, “Food for Thought” talks with Dr. Jennifer Garrett, global nutrition director for McCain Foods Limited, a global frozen food leader that employs more than 20,000 people at 57 production facilities on six continents.