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FDA Should Allow Food Labeling Claims About Nutrient Content And Health « Health and safety « Topics « Downloads
|Date posted||April 1, 2010|
|Categories||Health and safety, Court document, Irwin, Elisabeth, Lutter, Randall|
Recent court cases finding that the Food and Drug Administration’s bans on certain health claims are unconstitutional have prompted the agency to solicit comments about new approaches to food labeling. In this testimony, the authors recommend that FDA allow all nutrient content claimsand all health claims, unless it can show them to be false and misleading. In particular, FDA should approve in advance any statements that quote or paraphrase authoritative peer-reviewed scientific studies. These changes are likely to substantially improve a consumer’s ability to choose food based on information about its nutritional content and its likely effects on health.