NUTS ABOUT NUTS

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new qualified health-claim initiative could make some retailers -- literally -- go nuts.That's because the FDA has allowed six types of nuts -- almonds, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts -- to put a "qualified" health claim on their labels stating that small servings could reduce the risk of heart disease.The approved wording: "Scientific evidence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new qualified health-claim initiative could make some retailers -- literally -- go nuts.

That's because the FDA has allowed six types of nuts -- almonds, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts, pecans and walnuts -- to put a "qualified" health claim on their labels stating that small servings could reduce the risk of heart disease.

The approved wording: "Scientific evidence suggests, but does not prove, that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nut

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