What We're Reading 3-12-12

What We're Reading

Food Safety News:  Coalition Calls for Labeling 'Added Sugars'

A coalition of 14 public health organizations is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require that food labels provide full information on added sugars.


FTC.gov:  FTC Will Host Public Workshop to Explore Advertising Disclosures in Online and Mobile Media on May 30, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission will host a day-long public workshop to consider the need for new guidance for online advertisers about making disclosures required under FTC law. The guidance will address technological advancements and marketing developments that have emerged since the FTC first issued itsonline advertising disclosure guidelines known as “Dot Com Disclosures” 12 years ago.


Bloomberg:  U.S. Challenges Judge Ruling on Cigarette Graphic Warnings

The U.S. government appealed a federal judge’s ruling throwing out requirements for graphic warning labels regarding the health risks of cigarettes.


Excite.com:  UK Internet providers lose copyright court battle

The High Court has endorsed Britain's new copyright rules, siding with the music industry over Internet providers in a battle over online filesharing.


CNN.com:  FDA issues warning to 'breathable' caffeine maker

The Food and Drug Administration has warned a company that markets caffeine and vitamin B as "breathable energy" it could face regulatory action over "false and misleading" labeling.


Food Business Review:  USFDA to decide BPA ban in food packaging by 31 March

The US Food and Drug Administration will decide whether to ban the use of Bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food packaging by 31 March. BPA is an industrial chemical that causes reproductive and fetal development problems, prostate and several other cancers.

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