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New Research on Why Soda Warning Labels Work


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New Research on Why Soda Warning Labels Work

New research adds to the body of evidence that soda warning labels can produce important public health gains. A study, conducted at the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined the impact of warning labels—such as “Safety Warning: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay”—on the attitudes of adolescents. It found that warnings can reduce the perception that sugar drinks are healthy or increase energy or focus. The research also provides preliminary evidence that warnings can affect young people’s intentions to buy sugar drinks. This study builds onearlier research that found warning labels may deter parents from buying sugar drinks for their children.


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.

Supermarkets Do Uneven Job Notifying Consumers of Recalls


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Supermarkets Do Uneven Job Notifying Consumers of Recalls

When food is recalled, most supermarkets will post notices in store locations where consumers will likely see them. But at least one major supermarket, Giant Eagle (not to be confused with Giant Food) does not, according to a survey of 32 of the nation’s leading grocers conducted by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. Some chains, including Whole Foods and Aldi, wouldn’t disclose their policy to CSPI. And the Food and Drug Administration has dragged its feet implementing an in-store recall notification program required by the 2010 food safety reform law, according to the group..


By CSPI, USA,


Health Policy Resource.