In this letter to the FDA, the senator writes:
"Added sugars reduction targets are a critical opportunity for the FDA to take action to help Americans reduce their average added sugars intake and to guide the food industry towards gradual, feasible added sugars reductions in foods and beverages over time.
I urge the FDA to grant this petition and take an important step towards realizing the Administration’s commitment to reducing added sugars and addressing the crisis of diet-related diseases."
CSPI appreciates FDA’s efforts to encourage manufacturers to leverage food labels for the purpose of nutrition education with this draft guidance for industry titled "Questions and Answers About Dietary Guidance Statements in Food Labeling."
In this draft guidance, FDA establishes a new category of claims for food labeling (“Dietary Guidance Statements”) and defines Dietary Guidance Statements as statements in food labeling that “represent or suggest that an individual food or food group may contribute to or help maintain a nutritious dietary pattern” and provides examples of Dietary Guidance Statements.
The California Food Safety Act, AB 418, prohibits companies from adding to food four chemicals that are linked to cancer, reproductive harm, and other serious adverse health effects.
AB 899 mandates that baby food manufacturers who sell or distribute their products in California routinely test their products for lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury—toxic elements that cause permanent brain damage, cancer, and other serious harm—and make the results of those tests available to the state and the public.
This guide is a resource for school food leaders and manufacturers alike who are committed to improving the overall quality, nutritional value, and safety of food provided to all students in every school. It highlights unwanted ingredients to eliminate, and those to watch out for as new food products are developed and others are modified.
This document is a science-based tool created primarily by school nutrition professionals, for school nutrition professionals, in partnership with CSPI.
Addressing the implications of food waste in school cafeterias has important implications for increasing food security, saving resources, and mitigating climate change. Here are some evidence-based strategies to reduce waste without weakening the nutritional quality of school meals.
The Center for Science in the Public Interest submits this comment in response to the July 2023
Congressional Request for Information regarding the potential for a regulatory pathway for
hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) products.
The FDA has the authority to review medical devices, including lab-developed tests. However, to date FDA has not used this authority to regulate LDTs, allowing the devices to flow freely onto the market without premarket approval.