MELVILLE, N.Y. — Hain Celestial expressed its continued commitment to a "back-to-basics approach to product labeling."
The natural and organic products company said that some on-pack "Nutrition Keys" — a labeling system introduced earlier this year — may omit or disguise important information about a product. Citing a recent column published in the New England Journal of Medicine that criticized the system, Hain Celestial said that it hopes all consumer packaged goods companies adopt what it referred to as "truth-in-labeling standards."
"We have a responsibility to educate consumers as to how to make good choices for themselves and their families, for both meal and snacking occasions," Hain Celestial president and CEO Irwin Simon said. "We support continued research and discussion on this important issue."