Cereal grain products 'healthy,' too

FDA also approved the use of a "healthy" label claim for certain cereal grain products such as enriched flour, enriched rice and bread, even though until now they could not be labeled "healthy" because many do not meet the 10% nutrient requirement.

As with frozen and canned fruits and vegetables that fall short of the 10% mark, FDA decided to expand the exemption for these enriched products in order to promote greater consumption. The government's dietary guidelines stress the importance of adequate amounts of fruits, vegetables and grain products in a healthy diet.

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