Why The FDA Is Re-Evaluating The Nutty Definition Of 'Healthy' Food

Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/05/10/477514200/why-the-fda-is-reevaluating-the-nutty-definition-of-healthy-food?utm_medium=RSS&utm_campaign=thesalt

According to the Food and Drug Administration, there were four flavors of Kind bar that were misbranded when the agency reviewed them in August 2014.
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Nut So Fast, Kind Bars: FDA Smacks Snacks On Health Claims

The maker of Kind bars — which contain almonds and other nuts — pushed back against an FDA complaint about its use of the phrase “healthy and tasty.” The FDA is now reviewing its definition of “healthy” as used on food labels.

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The Food and Drug Administration is re-evaluating its definition of what counts as a “healthy” food.

The change comes as healthful fats — including fats found in nuts — are increasingly recognized as part of a good diet.

Currently, if a food company wants to put a “healthy” claim on its label, regulations stipulate t…

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