FDA Expands Definition of 'Lean' to On-the-Go Foods

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration yesterday finalized a rule that will let smaller handheld foods -- until now prohibited from using the word "lean" on their labels -- begin adding the term.

WASHINGTON -- The Food and Drug Administration yesterday finalized a rule that will let smaller handheld foods -- until now prohibited from using the word “lean” on their labels -- begin adding the term. This means items like pizza slices, burritos and egg rolls can be classified “lean,” provided they meet the FDA‘s requirements: fewer than 8 grams of total fat, no more than 3.5 milligrams of saturated fat, and fewer than 80 milligrams of salt per serving. In its final rule,

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