Nutrition News

Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened. – Vox

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A year after James Cadbury, the 30-something great-great-great-grandson of the British chocolatier John Cadbury, launched his luxury cocoa startup in 2016, he introduced an avocado chocolate bar. Cadbury Jr.’s newest confection loaded just about every buzzy health trend into a fresh green-and-white package: vegan, ethically sourced, organic dark chocolate and creamy, superfood avocado. The company promised to deliver the nutrition of avocados — in a chocolate bar. Journalists were dazzled….

Food Safety for the 21st Century – Automation World

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

On a little farm in Peterborough, N.H., students are using advanced sensor instrumentation in a greenhouse growing tomatoes to collect valuable data around the taste and quality of the fruit. It is also a chance to educate students on how crops can be managed throughout the agricultural supply chain to support food quality, sustainability, traceability and nutrition. Indeed, this is no ordinary farm. It is the Cornucopia Project, a non-profit…

Before Brands™, Inc. Revolutionizes Approach to Food Allergy Risk with the Launch of SpoonfulOne™ for Infants and … – Business Wire (press release)

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Before Brands™, Inc., a science-based consumer products company, is announcing its first product: SpoonfulOne™ Daily Food Mix-In, a dietary supplement designed for children who do not have a food allergy to help their bodies get to know and stay accustomed to the foods responsible for 90 percent of food allergies. This new powder blend is a practical way for parents to educate their child’s immune system once…

The joy of eggs – how ‘nature’s multivitamin’ shook off the scare stories – The Guardian

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Every morning for breakfast I eat a runny-yolked egg, often boiled, sometimes poached, or fried. In any given week I’ll consume eggs in other meals – frittata, souffle, as a binder for breadcrumbed fish, in baking, quiche, kedgeree, fresh pasta, perhaps. I reckon that I personally get through anything between 10 and 15 eggs weekly. I do it not only because I cherish their near-magical cooking properties, but also as…

USDA Reorganization Sidelines Dietary Guidelines – Union of Concerned Scientists (blog)

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Last month, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced a number of proposed changes to the organization of the vast federal department he oversees. With its 29 agencies and offices and nearly 100,000 employees, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is charged with a wide-ranging mission, from helping farmers to be profitable and environmentally sustainable to ensuring the nutritional well-being of…

Fitness supplements: the good, bad and unnecessary – Statesman Journal

Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Buy Photo Kyle Davey(Photo: ANNA REED / Statesman Journal)Buy Photo Protein, creatine and branch chain amino acids (BCAAs) are popular nutritional supplements for exercisers. But do they actually offer any benefit? Before we talk supplement effectiveness, however, we have to talk supplement purity. I bet you didn’t know your powders and tablets might be made in some guys apartment bathtub. Seriously. That’s because there’s no standards for supplement production. Anybody…

Status and Outlook of Food Labeling Proposals – FoodSafetyTech (blog)

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

When the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard was signed into law in July 2016, it represented the culmination of an extended legislative and regulatory period of activity on food labeling issues in general. As the focus shifts toward the implementation of these labeling proposals – such as requirements for bioengineered food disclosure, calorie disclosure on menus, and updating the nutrition facts panel – the debate over food labeling issues will…

The joy of eggs – how ‘nature’s multivitamin’ shook off the scare stories – The Guardian

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Every morning for breakfast I eat a runny-yolked egg, often boiled, sometimes poached, or fried. In any given week I’ll consume eggs in other meals – frittata, souffle, as a binder for breadcrumbed fish, in baking, quiche, kedgeree, fresh pasta, perhaps. I reckon that I personally get through anything between 10 and 15 eggs weekly. I do it not only because I cherish their near-magical cooking properties, but also as…

Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems | Food … – Food Safety News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sonny Perdue Critics are continuing to needle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan to reorganize his large department, finding things they don’t like about it. Perdue’s desire to move U.S. involvement in world food standards to USDA’s trade office, taking it away from food safety, was the first change to stir controversy. Stephen Ostroff, the Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, is on the record…

Regulation Of Dietary Supplements – JD Supra (press release)

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) regulates dietary supplements as food, not as drugs.  In general, dietary supplements are taken orally and contain a dietary ingredient such as a vitamin, mineral, amino acid, herb, botanical, or other substance used to supplement the diet.  The FDA warns consumers that dietary supplements may be harmful, may contain hidden or deceptively-labeled ingredients, and are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or alleviate the effects of any…

Opponents say USDA reorganization has multiple problems – Food Safety News

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Sonny Perdue Critics are continuing to noddle Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s plan to reorganize his large department, finding things they don’t like about it. Perdue’s desire to move U.S. involvement in world food standards to USDA’s trade office, taking it away from food safety, was the first change to stir controversy. Stephen Ostroff, the Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for foods and veterinary medicine, is on the record…

Dogs are not wolves, so pet food makers put the veggies back in – Colorado Springs Gazette

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Instead, Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. offers a Chicken & Quinoa Ancient Grains recipe, and a grain-free line from Nestle Purina Petcare Co.’s Beneful now is “accented with blueberries, pumpkin and spinach.” Honest Kitchen Inc., which uses only human-grade ingredients, has been selling its Chicken & Quinoa recipe since 2006 and now offers Beef & Chickpea, Duck & Sweet Potato, and Fish & Coconut blends. Dogs aren’t wolves, after all. They’re…

Noakes calls traditional food pyramid ‘genocide’ – Times LIVE – Times LIVE

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The British Nutritional Foundation has pointed out that people don’t follow guidelines when eating and buying food. Responding to a book written by Noakes’ friend‚ British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra‚ that blames nutritional guidelines for unhealthy people‚ the Foundation said: “The issue is not that healthy eating dietary guidelines are wrong‚ but that people are not following them.” McAlpine pointed out that many societies in which many people live a very…

Noakes calls traditional food pyramid ‘genocide’ – Times LIVE

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The British Nutritional Foundation has pointed out that people don’t follow guidelines when eating and buying food. Responding to a book written by Noakes’ friend‚ British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra‚ that blames nutritional guidelines for unhealthy people‚ the Foundation said: “The issue is not that healthy eating dietary guidelines are wrong‚ but that people are not following them.” McAlpine pointed out that many societies in which many people live a very…

Noakes calls traditional food pyramid ‘genocide’ – Times LIVE

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The British Nutritional Foundation has pointed out that people don’t follow guidelines when eating and buying food. Responding to a book written by Noakes’ friend‚ British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra‚ that blames nutritional guidelines for unhealthy people‚ the Foundation said: “The issue is not that healthy eating dietary guidelines are wrong‚ but that people are not following them.” McAlpine pointed out that many societies in which many people live a very…

Noakes calls traditional food pyramid ‘genocide’ – Times LIVE

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

The British Nutritional Foundation has pointed out that people don’t follow guidelines when eating and buying food. Responding to a book written by Noakes’ friend‚ British cardiologist Aseem Malhotra‚ that blames nutritional guidelines for unhealthy people‚ the Foundation said: “The issue is not that healthy eating dietary guidelines are wrong‚ but that people are not following them.” McAlpine pointed out that many societies in which many people live a very…

World Food Day: 6 Bad Food Habits You Must Get Rid of Today – NDTV Food

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

World Food Day is celebrated every year across the globe on 16th October to commemorate the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. Food supplies our body with energy and provides nutrients like protein, essential fats, vitamins and minerals to sustain life and grow and function properly. World Food Day is dedicated to spreading awareness about food security and healthy nutrition for all. A lot…

Press Announcements > California dietary supplement maker … – FDA – FDA.gov

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

A California dietary supplement manufacturer recently was ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products until the company comes into compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s dietary supplement manufacturing regulations and other requirements listed in a consent decree. Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States…

’11 million Ugandans eat unacceptable food’ – The Observer

Posted: Saturday, October 14, 2017

At least 11.1 million Ugandans (30 per cent) eat food described as “unacceptable” for human development, Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) has said. This means that those Ugandans are likely to be undernourished or are easy targets for diseases. It also points to just how bad acute food insecurity is in the country today. Without mentioning particular foods, the report says the food described as unacceptable is inferior in…

California dietary supplement maker, Custompax prohibited from manufacturing – FDA.gov

Posted: Friday, October 13, 2017

A California dietary supplement manufacturer recently was ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products until the company comes into compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s dietary supplement manufacturing regulations and other requirements listed in a consent decree. Magistrate Judge Susan van Keulen for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the United States…