Dems Eye Overhaul Of Food Labeling Regs

Law360, Los Angeles (September 19, 2013, 8:33 PM EDT) -- Democratic lawmakers introduced regulations Thursday intended to reduce misleading information on food packaging labels, claiming accurate nutritional ratings systems and ingredient lists are needed to combat obesity and diet-related diseases that lead to early deaths and higher health care costs.

The Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2013 proposes a sweeping overhaul of food labeling requirements addressing front-of-package labeling and allegedly misleading claims about what foods are “healthy,” “natural” or “made with whole grain.” The bill would also require updates to the Nutrition Facts Panel and the...
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