05/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Tufts Study Incites Possible National Investigation Of Calorie Counts

U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey (D−NY) is pushing for U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory changes based on the results of a recent study by Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy researchers that showed that the food industry tends to misrepresent calorie counts on nutrition labels.

Hinchey wrote in a Feb. 24 letter to FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg that the FDA should reexamine its policies to ensure more stringent monitoring of the food labels that manufacturers publicize.

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