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FDA announcing new standards for ‘healthy’ foods

By Elizabeth Poisson Poultry Times staff epoisson@poultrytimes.com

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — For years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had a definition of what foods were considered healthy, the existing definition dates back to 1993. However, the standard of healthy will be changing. On Sept. 28, the FDA announced new standards for the term for “healthy” and the proposed new standards will affect which types of foods will have the “healthy” label on their packaging. These new requirements will support the present nutrition criteria and dietary rules.

According to the FDA, more than 80 percent of Americans are not eating the correct amounts of vegetables, fruit and dairy. . .

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