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.

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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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