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The Struggle to Put Health Concerns in Front-of-Package Food Labeling

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From Penn LDI:

A chance like this only comes every so often,” says LDI Senior Fellow Christina Roberto, PhD when asked about the history and importance of the FDA’s recent efforts to implement front-of-package food labels. 

The FDA’s first food labels—specifically, back-of-package labels—arrived on products in 1994, listing the amount of fat, cholesterol, sodium, carbohydrates, and protein, as well as some vitamins. And the next update came in 2016, propelled by new scientific information emphasizing the link between diet and chronic disease. Those efforts focused on back-of-package labeling. 

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