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Wok Carefully: CSPI Takes a (Second) Look at Chinese Restaurant Food:

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Wok Carefully: CSPI Takes a (Second) Look at Chinese Restaurant Food:

21 March 2007 WASHINGTON—Popular Chinese restaurant meals can contain an entire day’s worth of sodium and some contain two days’ worth, according to a new analysis by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest. The good news is that Chinese food is often rich in vegetables and the fat comes mostly from heart-safe, trans-fat-free vegetable oils. More good news is that Chinese food hasn’t gotten worse since CSPI first looked—which is something that certainly can not be said about typical American-style restaurant food..


By  CSPINET ,USA.


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Chain Restaurants Charged With Promoting “X-treme Eating

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Chain Restaurants Charged With Promoting “X-treme Eating

 WASHINGTON—A 2,000-calorie appetizer. A 2,000-calorie main course. Another 1,700 calories for dessert. Those aren’t typos. It’s more like par for the course at Ruby Tuesday, On the Border, the Cheesecake Factory, and countless other top table-service chain restaurants. But since those chains make almost zero nutrition information available on menus, their customers don’t have a clue that they might be getting a whole day’s worth of calories in a single dish, or several days’ worth in the whole meal.


By CSPINET USA.


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Consumer Group Praises Pepsi's Disclosure of Caffeine Content

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Consumer Group Praises Pepsi's Disclosure of Caffeine Content

WASHINGTON—Cans and bottles of Pepsi will now bear an important disclosure—the exact amount of caffeine in each serving. That information on soda containers will help pregnant women, parents, and others concerned about adverse effects of the mildly addictive stimulant drug, which is also found in coffee, tea, chocolate, and other products. Since 1997, the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) has been calling on the Food and Drug Administration to require disclosure on food labels of caffeine content. The American Medical Association has done the same. Today CSPI applauded PepsiCo’s new practice and called on Coca-Cola and other marketers of caffeine-containing products to follow suit. .


By CSPI,USA.


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