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France to ban food additive E171 from next year

France will ban the use of a widely used food additive from 2020, its economy and environment ministries said Wednesday, after studies pointed to potential health risks for consumers.

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Is label literacy a key to healthier food choices?

Health-related factors have a significant impact on the foods people buy. With the seemingly overwhelming number of products on shelves, a new survey offers insights into which information on food labels is most influential—and ...

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Some uncanny facts about canned foods

(HealthDay)—With so much emphasis on fresh, farm-to-table foods, it's easy to overlook the value of canned items. These are convenient, often cheaper alternatives to fresh and frozen.

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Be sure to read labels for portion, calorie control

(HealthDay)—"Nutrition Facts" labels mandated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have made it easier to know more about what's inside packaged foods. But the information isn't always easy to decipher, especially since ...

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Researchers say nutritional labeling for sodium doesn't work

Potato chips, frozen pizza, a fast food hamburger-these foods are popular in the American diet and saturated with sodium. Though eating too much can lead to high blood pressure and heart disease, 90 percent of Americans eat ...

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