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Delay in Menu Labeling Rule is Not Needed and Hurts Consumers, Says CSPI


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Delay in Menu Labeling Rule is Not Needed and Hurts Consumers, Says CSPI

In comments filed today with the Food and Drug Administration, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) argued for immediate implementation of the menu labeling final rule requiring calorie counts and other nutrition information on menus.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Bill Threatens Progress on Transparency and Choice at Restaurants


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Bill Threatens Progress on Transparency and Choice at Restaurants

Republicans want to know what they’re eating just as much as Democrats or independents do: 80 percent of Americans support menu labeling. Restaurant chains know this. That’s why most chain restaurants already are listing calories on menus and menu boards—even where and when they’re not yet required to do so. This is critical, because Americans consume over one-third of their calories from eating out, and research shows a link between eating out and obesity.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Unqualified Clovis Should Not Have Been Nominated and Must Not Be Confirmed


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Unqualified Clovis Should Not Have Been Nominated and Must Not Be Confirmed

The job of the Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics has typically been held by people with strong scientific backgrounds.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Lawsuit Alleges Coca-Cola, American Beverage Association Deceiving Public About Soda-Related Health Problems


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Lawsuit Alleges Coca-Cola, American Beverage Association Deceiving Public About Soda-Related Health Problems

Despite the scientifically established link between consuming sugar drinks and obesity, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease, the Coca-Cola Company and its trade association, the American Beverage Association, deceive consumers by denying and obscuring soda’s link to those diseases, according to a lawsuit filed today.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

43 Scientists, Researchers Call on Price, Gottlieb to Keep Nutrition Facts Deadline


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43 Scientists, Researchers Call on Price, Gottlieb to Keep Nutrition Facts Deadline

More than 40 scientists and researchers from across the country have calledon Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to maintain the July 2018 compliance date for the updated Nutrition Facts label. Food industry trade groups have mounted a fierce lobbying campaign to delay the label until May 2021.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

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