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American Heart Association weighs in on the issue of added sugars

8/23/2016 - The A.H.A. is recommending children between the ages of 2 and 18 should eat or drink less than 25 grams of added sugars per day.

F.D.A. extends comment periods on sodium

8/18/2016 - The deadlines move back for comments on both 2-year targets and 10-year targets for sodium reduction.

General Mills to face lawsuit over Cheerios Protein marketing

8/12/2016 - Company's motion to dismiss is denied by U.S. District Court in California.

Palm oil group lifts IOI suspension

8/10/2016 - The palm oil company revises its sustainability policy.

President signs G.M.O. labeling bill into law

8/1/2016 - The new law will allow the food industry to use labels, symbols or a link to a web site to disclose the presence of bioengineered ingredients.