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FDA Allows Peanuts to be called “Healthy”

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The Food and Drug Administration is now allowing peanuts to be called “healthy.” FDA announced this week the Administration is beginning the public process to redefine the “healthy” nutrient content claim for food labeling. In the interim, FDA has issued guidelines that allow the industry to refer to peanuts as healthy, due to their high levels of unsaturated fat and overall beneficial nutrient profile. A dietitian with the National Peanut Board said following the FDA announcement “it’s exciting to be able to clearly tell the public that peanuts are indeed a healthy food.” The comment period for the use of the term “healthy” in the labeling of food products is open until January 26th of next year.

From the National Association of Farm Broadcasting news service.