Tag Archives: Healthy

Healthy Offerings Among Current Snack Food Trends

“Healthy Snacking” was identified as a leading trend by Convenience Store News at the 2017 Sweets & Snacks Show, held May 23-25 in Chicago with Asparagus Chips and Brussel Sprouts Puffs noted as prime examples of new healthy offerings. The National Confectioner Association’s (NCA) pick for the top salty snack at the show was Gouda … Continue Reading

“Healthy” Update: Industry, Others Weigh In on ‘Healthy’ Claims

As previously reported on this blog, FDA received a Citizen Petition from KIND in December 2015 requesting that the Agency revisit the definition of “healthy” — which has not changed since 1994 — to take into account present-day scientific understanding about the health benefits of many nutrient-dense foods, and in September 2016, FDA issued a request … Continue Reading

Nonprofit Group Tells FDA High-Sugar Foods Should Not Bear “Healthy” Claims

The Union of Concerned Scientists has petitioned FDA to establish “disqualifying levels” of added sugars that would prohibit use of “healthy” labeling. (subscription to Law 360 required) “Healthy” claims on foods continue to trend as a perennial hot topic in the food industry.  By way of background, FDA regulations prescribe qualifying criteria for foods to bear … Continue Reading