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Congress Makes History with GMO Labeling Bill

A bill to create a national standard for labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was recently passed by the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. President Obama signed the bill into law on Friday, July 29th. “While there is broad consensus that foods from genetically engineered crops are safe, we appreciate the […]

facts sodium

Fast Facts on Sodium: The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that Americans consume no more than 2,300 mg of sodium per day The American Heart Association recommends consuming no more than 1,500 mg of sodium per day, especially for people with heart disease or high blood pressure The average American eats 3,400 mg of […]

food allergies are impacting your restaurant

If you have spent any time in the foodservice industry, then chances are you have had at least one interaction with a food allergic diner. Food allergies are on the rise in America, which means restaurants are needing to accommodate more and more special dietary requests. This can have a huge impact on your bottom […]

nutrition spotlight

Calories have always been a hot topic when talking about nutrition and health. Today, explore the good and bad of sodium in our nutrition spotlight.  Calories in versus calories out has long been regarded as the best method for sustainable weight control. However, over the past few years people have been looking past the caloric […]

Menu Labeling Pushed out a Year...2016

I have been hearing the rumblings since early May that this might come to pass but today it is official.  Menu Labeling is now set to be mandated to begin on December 1 2016.  One year after the previous 2015 deadline. Here is the piece on the FDA’s website. READ This will allow some fine […]