Category Archives: Food labeling

Food fetishist alert–go gluten free

We have all kinds of food nuts. I first was made aware of the gluten free fad when jail inmates started claiming they needed gluten free diets–their goal was a better menu. More fish, less baloney. Ain’t gonna happen.

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Safer in California?

California is proposing expansion of the Proposition 65 warning labels.  It looks like they are trying to catch up with all the safety stickers on a ladder. Continue reading

Mischa discusses Organic and Natural and such

Some people know more than I do–I know, you can’t believe that such a thing.

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Canada has their nannystate folk, too. Bans… Ovaltine™ and other common foods

courtesy of the BBC:
“The owner of a British food shop in Canada says he has been ordered to stop selling Marmite, Ovaltine and Irn Bru because they contain illegal additives.

“Tony Badger, who owns Brit Foods in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, told local media that food safety officials had removed the foods from his shelves.  Continue reading

Caramel Cancer Scare

Here we go again. Colas have color, makes them more attractive for the consumer.

As we all know toxicity and carcinogenicity studies in rodents–not a reliable measure.

But they can still make crazy claims.

http://acsh.org/2014/01/go-another-phony-chemical-scare-4-methylimidazole-4-mei-get-ready-laugh/

FDA to make green a protected color on candy bar labels?

Enviros claim “green labels on candy bars are designed to trick you.” Continue reading

FDA proposes to extend food labeling (libeling?) rules to supermarkets

Current nutritional labeling is a fraud. Continue reading