Tag: Labeling and Labels (Product)

Stay Away From These 115 Hand Sanitizers, F.D.A. Warns

The Food and Drug Administration has expanded its list of hand sanitizers that consumers should avoid to include products with inadequate levels of alcohol in addition to those containing methanol. The agency issued an advisory last week announcing that its tests had found four hand sanitizers with “concerningly low levels of ethyl alcohol or isopropyl […]

Read More

Trader Joe’s Defends Product Labels Criticized as Racist

Weeks after admitting that some of its international-themed product labels might have fallen short of an “attempt at inclusiveness,” the grocery store chain Trader Joe’s is rejecting criticism of the labels — some with names like Trader José and Trader Ming’s — as racist. “We will continue to evaluate our products, as we always do, […]

Read More

U.K.’s New Coronavirus Tactic: Urge Britons to Lose Weight

LONDON — Britain will crack down on junk food advertising and introduce calorie counts on menus in an effort to tackle obesity and ease the pressure on the country’s National Health Service amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government said on Monday. For the British prime minister, Boris Johnson, the intersection of obesity and the coronavirus […]

Read More

Petition Urges Trader Joe’s to Get Rid of ‘Racist Branding’

Trader Joe’s is being urged to follow the example of other national food companies and rebrand products that critics say perpetuate racial stereotypes. An online petition is asking the company to “remove racist branding and packaging from its stores,” including international food items carrying the names Trader Ming’s, Trader José and Trader Giotto’s. Those products […]

Read More