FDA Proposes Changes to Which Foods Are Labeled ‘Healthy’

On September 28, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an updated definition for the term “healthy when it’s used on food labels, to be more consistent with the latest nutrition science and the current dietary guidelines for Americans, according to a news release.

The change to

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F.D.A. Moves to Change ‘Healthy’ Food Definition

Water, avocados, nuts and seeds, fatty fish like salmon, and certain oils — which do not currently qualify as “healthy” — could earn the distinction under the new guidelines.

The new definition of “healthy” emphasizes whether a food fits into a healthy dietary pattern overall, as opposed to just focusing

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Eat Your Greens: FDA Proposes New Definition for ‘Healthy’ Packaged Food Claims

The US Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule on September 29 setting forth new criteria for the labeling of food products with the nutrient content claim “healthy” intended to help consumers more easily navigate nutrition labels and to make healthier purchasing decisions.

Per the proposed rule, labeling

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More fruits and vegetables, please! The FDA proposed new guidelines for labeling food as healthy.

The limit for nutrients is based on the Daily Value (DV), or amount of nutrients to consume each day, and varies depending on the food.

The FDA mentioned, for example, that “cereal would need to contain three-quarters of an ounce of whole grains and contain no more than 1 gram

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Less Salt, More Whole Grains: FDA Updates Food Label Definition of ‘Healthy’ | Health

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 28, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Salmon can’t be labeled a “healthy” food under existing federal regulations, because it contains high levels of fat.

But sweetened cereals can bear the “healthy” label on their packaging if they tick specific boxes related to individual nutrients — even though they might

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FDA warns of viral Nyquil chicken food trend: ‘challenge sounds silly and unappetizing’

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — Having chicken for dinner? If so, sear it, fry it or braise it but do not cook it in NyQuil, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) warns.

The cautioning comes after a recent social media challenge that encourages viewers to cook chicken in NyQuil

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