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FDA cracks down on inaccurate food labels


October 22, 2009
By CBC News

Oct. 22, 2009 – U.S. federal health officials say nutritional logos from food
manufacturers may be misleading consumers about the actual health
benefits of snack foods and other processed foods.

Oct. 22, 2009 – U.S. federal health officials say nutritional logos from food
manufacturers may be misleading consumers about the actual health
benefits of snack foods and other processed foods.

Manufacturers, including Kraft Foods and General Mills, rolled out
their so-called Smart Choices program last year, amid growing concern
about obesity rates. The green labels appear on the front of boxed
foods that meet certain standards for calories per serving and number
of servings.
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