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FDA works with food industry to standardize food labeling

If you’re like most consumers, you check the “sell by” or “use by” label before you buy food products. But, is it OK to eat an item after the date stamped on the label? The FDA wants to change those confusing labels to reduce food waste.

Consumers unsure about food labeling and information

Despite food labeling reforms, from levels of fats to salts or whether something is gluten free, labels are still causing confusion among consumers according to a new study.

Key vote over GM foods to take place in Washington

Voters in Washington state have begun casting their ballots to decide whether to label genetically-modified foods. The official vote on the initiative is on November 5.

New nutritional labelling system coming to U.K.

The U.K. Department of Health has given final approval to a new front-of-pack nutrition labeling system that will appear on food products across Britain.

Op-Ed: GMOs and food labeling ─ Taking control of what you eat Special

Washington - Despite the many labels required on food packaging, in the U.S., consumers do not have the right to know if they are eating foods containing GMOs. If the government won't intervene, it seems it's up to consumers to take charge.

Connecticut will again try passing a GMO food-labeling bill

A second attempt in Connecticut to pass a law to require food-labeling to inform the public about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is being crafted by two state Democrats. There is also support from some GOP legislators.

Op-Ed: USDA agrees to labeling for 'pink slime', optional for beef firms

As the clash over 'pink slime' continues, some meat producers asked the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture for the ability to label packages of beef treated with ammonia, also known as lean finely textured beef (LFTB) or "pink slime".

UK issues advice on labeling West Bank and Gaza products

Food labels should distinguish between the products from Palestinians and from Israeli settlements, the UK government department advises.

Stricter Food Labels, How Effective Will They Be?

After a series of scandals that revolve around food contamination, there are new regulations and stricter rules in regard to the origins of food.
 

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