April Fools! Don’t Be Duped by Misleading Package Labeling

Front-of-package claims can give a food a false aura of healthfulness. Knowing what to look for (and where to look) will help you make informed choices.

Brightly colored, bold, buzzwords leap off of food packages—but the claims they make can be misleading. Many of these front-of-package statements are defined and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but a surprising array are not. Research shows shoppers tend to trust and even rely on front-of-package […]
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