FDA ALLOWS 'HEALTHY' LABEL ON CERTAIN FROZEN PRODUCTS

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Food and Drug Administration here has issued a final rule to allow the use of the term "healthy" on the labels of certain frozen and canned fruits and vegetables and enriched grains and cereals.A proposed rule had been issued in February 1996, followed by a comment period. This final rule is meant to encourage greater use of foods recommended in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for

ROCKVILLE, Md. -- The Food and Drug Administration here has issued a final rule to allow the use of the term "healthy" on the labels of certain frozen and canned fruits and vegetables and enriched grains and cereals.

A proposed rule had been issued in February 1996, followed by a comment period. This final rule is meant to encourage greater use of foods recommended in the U.S. Dietary Guidelines for the maintenance of health, an FDA talk paper released late last month noted.

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