Experts Host Nutrition Labeling Panel Discussion February 26

Experts from the consumer groups, food industry and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets on Feb. 26, 2014 at 9 a.m. EST. The discussion, located at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods. There will be a panel discussion with questions from audience members and those following on Twitter.

Panelists will include Michael F. Jacobson, CSPI executive director; Jane Andrews, corporate nutrition manager, Wegmans Food Market; Darren Seifer, food & beverage industry analyst, The NPD Group; Burkey Belser, principal, Greenfield-Belser and Chef Gregory Silverman, director of national partnerships, Share our Strength with Allison Aubrey, National Public Radio, as moderator.

The Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to publish its own proposed revisions to Nutrition Facts labels. Required by the 1990 Nutrition Labeling and Education Act, the labels have only had one major change since their adoption — a line for trans fat added in 2006.

Space is limited. Interested parties are strongly recommended to register in advance by contacting Ariana Stone at astone@cspinet.org or 202-777-8355.

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