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TweetDennis Favier, March 12, 2013
Healthy food is Booming! There are numerous trademarks and health claims that giant food producers use to tell us that their products are super healthy. I understand that claiming to be fitting in a healthy diet is good for sales, so let me give you an insight in the tricks they use to make packaged food looking healthier.
Trick number one:
If you want to add a lot of sugar to your product, add different types. In this way these ingredients won’t be on top of the ingredient …
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TweetNovember 8, 2012, The Syndey Morning Herald, Melissa Davey
AUSTRALIANS support a tax on unhealthy foods and many want a total ban on junk-food advertising, research has found – the same measures the food industry has claimed would be too unpopular to succeed.
More than two-thirds of the 1500 primary grocery buyers surveyed were in favour of a tax, while traffic-light labelling on all packaged foods also received strong support.
But the government has so far refused to implement the same measures that are supported by the public, while the peak body for …
TweetOctober 24, 2012, The Independent, Martin Hickman
Health campaigners today welcomed a new Government-backed food labelling system which will standardise the baffling array of front-of-pack designs which have confused shoppers for years.
All the major supermarket chains bar Iceland have indicated that they will use the scheme – announced by the Department of Health this morning – on everything from breakfast cereals to pizzas from next year.
Under the scheme, colours will show ‘high’, ‘medium’ and ‘low’ levels of fat, saturated fat, salt and sugar as well as the percentages of daily recommended …
TweetOctober 8, 2012, Chicago Tribune by John Byrne and Wailin Wong
Pop machines in Chicago government buildings will carry calorie information and city workers will be able to win cash in a health competition paid for by Coca-Cola and other beverage giants under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled today.
Other places are giving the boot to pop machines or taxing sugary drinks, but Emanuel said his approach to the health issue is better because it emphasizes personal responsibility.
Appearing Monday at City Hall with representative of the Coke, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper …
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TweetOctober 3, 2012, Herald Online, Council for Responsible Nutrition
The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), the dietary supplement industry’s leading trade association, today issued concern on behalf of responsible companies with government findings that an unacceptable number of companies are not following the law. The two reports were issued today by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
According to CRN President & CEO Steve Mister, “We are disappointed that despite the fact that the large majority of dietary supplement companies in this …
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TweetJune 30, UPI.com
In-store promotion and nutrition information on the front label of food packaging helps shoppers make healthier choices, U.S. researchers say.
Dennis Milne, director of business relations at the American Heart Association, presented research showing that when a tag was put on the grocery store shelf showing that a product had the Heart Check mark indicating a heart-healthy food, sales increased 1.5 percent to 6.7 percent, depending on the group of shoppers.
The sales increase was highest in the group considered “struggling dieters,” who have a high interest in nutrition but …
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TweetMay 16, 2012, Los Angeles Times, Mary MacVean
Plenty of restaurants have been advertising their efforts to offer healthful choices, and it’s possible to eat carefully just about anywhere. But researchers say nearly all the entrees they reviewed at 245 U.S. chains fail to meet federal guidelines.
Think about it, and you can figure out some likely culprits: burgers with cheese, bacon and sauce; pastas with four cheeses and sausages; outsize servings of meat; salads covered in fatty, salty dressings.
For a study published online in the journal Public Health Nutrition, researchers looked …
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TweetApril 20, 2012, Marta Montenegro, Fox News Latino
At the supermarket you chose the cereal touting added Omega-3 fatty acids or the one with “added fiber” because it sounds healthier than plain old Cheerios. But what really is the healthier choice?
Have you seen some of these claims? Really? From reducing cholesterol to supporting joint health, are these words on food labels just hype?
Adding more to the marketing mix is the new term “functional food.”
The problem is not in the food label, rather than with the definition of functional food itself. Functional …
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TweetApril 20, 2012, Montreal Gazette, Sarah Schmidt, Postmedia News
Some of the world’s biggest food brands and leading organic labels have understated the amount of bad nutrients — such as fat, sugar and sodium — in their products, or overstated the good ones, internal government tests show.
Kraft, Frito Lay, Unilever and Heinz are among the big names with a product that flunked Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) testing, conducted to see if nutrition claims on labels live up to their billing.
Loblaw’s popular President’s Choice brand had multiple “unsatisfactory” tests on products …
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TweetFebruary 28, 2012, Independent, Louise Hogan.
A REGULAR 12-inch pizza contains more calories, saturated fat and salt than the average person requires over a full day, health experts have warned.
And that’s before you add the spicy wedges, the garlic bread or the fizzy drink.
Prof Donal O’Shea, the director of weight management services at St Columcille’s Hospital in Loughlinstown and St Vincent’s University Hospital, said that a new study analysing the nutritional content of hundreds of takeaway pizzas has highlighted the importance of displaying calories on menu boards so people are aware …