March 18, 2014

A new study published in the March 18 journal Annals of Internal Medicine raises questions about current guidelines which generally restrict the consumption of saturated fats and encourage consumption of polyunsaturated fats, or fish oils, to prevent heart disease.

February 27, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and such chronic diseases as obesity and heart disease.

November 8, 2013

A proposed rule from the Food and Drug Administration would effectively eliminate artificial trans fats from foods in the United States by classifying partially hydrogenated oils as unsafe food additives and thus permitting them only in certain cases.

In its proposal, the FDA emphasized that it would give manufacturers of foods that contain trans fats enough time to reformulate their recipes in order to minimize market disruptions by spreading out the initial cost of about $8 billion over a number of years. While trans fats have been eliminated from most foods already, foods that still contain them include frozen pizzas, microwave popcorn, margarines and some dessert foods.

November 7, 2013

U.S. regulators made a preliminary move Thursday to remove trans fats from food products.

October 18, 2013

Unilever is launching two new butter-like spreads, the company said.

May 21, 2013

Jolly Time Pop Corn announced two new varieties of microwavable popcorn made with the Smart Balance unique blend of oils, according to the company.

May 8, 2012

Smart Balance has introduced a new line of blended butter spreads, with 40% less saturated fat.

February 8, 2012

The amount of trans fats found in blood levels of U.S. white adults has significantly dropped over a nine-year period, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

September 30, 2011

Giant Eagle this past week introduced the NuVal nutritional scoring system throughout locations in Columbus, Ohio, and Frederick, Md.

November 18, 2010

Prosperity Organic Foods has kicked off an online campaign for its buttery spread....

September 12, 2010

Trans fat, salt and sugar—out. Products with a less-guilt-because-this-might-actually-be-good-for-you message—in....

May 5, 2010

Online grocer FreshDirect is celebrating nurses by coordinating a week-long Nurses Appreciation program that runs...

May 3, 2010

Pop Weaver is introducing the first microwave popcorn to be made with Canola oil....

March 2, 2010

Consumers who often read food labels are increasingly aware of the link between diet and...

October 13, 2009

O.K., make that “Seen on Street.” The point is Duane Reade is pushing its new...