Tufts University's Health and Nutrition Letter (HNL)

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Volume 39   •   Number 2  •  April 2021

April Fools! Don’t Be Duped by Misleading Package Labeling

Brightly colored, bold, buzzwords leap off of food packages—but the claims they make can be misleading. Many of these front-of-package statements are defined and regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), but a surprising array are not. Research shows shoppers tend to trust …


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