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(Washington, DC, August 18, 2009) —There’s a lot of misinformation brewing about caffeine, particularly when it comes to effects from consuming too many energy drinks or other caffeinated beverages. Some people claim they are “addicted” to caffeine, but experts say caffeine is not an addictive...
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Some consumers have been advised by a healthcare professional to reduce their sodium consumption.  Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables. ...
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Some consumers have been advised by a healthcare professional to reduce their sodium consumption.  Managing sodium intake can seem daunting, but there are some surprisingly simple ways people can reduce the amount of sodium they consume as part of a healthful diet. Eat more fruits and vegetables. ...
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The importance of consuming long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), including eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), has long been recognized by major international food and nutrition authorities, including the American Heart Association, the American Dietetic...
Data & Survey
 2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey. This research study was designed to measure and...
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2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey. This research study was designed to measure and track...
Data & Survey
 2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey. This research study was designed to measure and...
Data & Survey
2009 Functional Foods/Foods for Health Web Cast On Wednesday, August 12, 2009, the International Food Information Council presented a Web cast to release the findings from the 2009 IFIC Functional Foods/Foods for Health Consumer Trending Survey. This research study was designed to measure and track...
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What is diacetyl and where is it found? Diacetyl and related compounds produce the buttery odor and flavor of many foods.  It occurs as a natural byproduct of fermentation and is found in several dairy products like butter, cheese and milk as well as in bread, coffee, brandy, and rum.  It also is...
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(WASHINGTON, DC)—More than half of Americans (56 percent) say they are trying to lose weight, and a majority of them say they are trying to improve the healthfulness of their diet and increase their level of physical activity.  Yet, nine out of 10 Americans do not know how many calories they should...
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Searching for information about the U.S. food regulatory system can be overwhelming and time consuming. Meanwhile, with the great deal of food safety information currently in the news it is helpful to understand how food in the U.S. is regulated. This easy-to-use guide provides information about...

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