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From the Spring 2017 issue of Cranberry Health News


Defining “Healthy”

The FDA has started a public process to redefine the “healthy” nutrient content claim for food labeling. Redefining “healthy” is part of an overall plan to provide consumers with information and tools to enable them to easily and quickly make food choices consistent with public health recommendations and to encourage the development of healthier foods by the industry.

To submit a comment: http://www.regulations.gov

To understand the details and motivation for the request for comments, as well as the change to the definition of healthy, visit here.

The Cranberry Institute will be submitting a comment to ensure that foods like cranberries, that are nutrient dense, have added health benefits and may be sweetened, are appropriately considered in the definition of a “healthy” food. 

Word from the Bog

While cranberry bogs are best known for their iconic harvest, cranberry farmers are hard at work all year ensuring the success of next year’s crop – and the spring season is no different! Check out this video with cranberry grower Jeff LaFleur, owner of Mayflower Cranberries in Plympton, MA and a member of the Cranberry Institute’s Board of Directors, where he takes us on a tour of springtime on a cranberry bog – from the pruning process to unique farm equipment. Watch Here

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