VegNews Daily

FDA Nutrition Standards

The FDA will soon have nutrition labeling standards for food packaging.

On Tuesday, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it would issue required nutrition labeling standards for food companies. With no currently enforced criteria, companies can create labels promoting the positive aspects of products, while downplaying the negatives—like deeming sugary cereals a good source of vitamins and fiber. One such nutrition labeling campaign, the Smart Choices program, gained attention from the FDA and consumers for its misleading labels when it launched this summer. Under the FDA changes, a company does not have to put nutritional information on the front of its products, but if it wants to do so it must meet agency guidelines.

IKEA Debuts Plant-Based Hot Dogs

The furniture giant debuted the new animal-free option at a single store in Sweden with plans to expand the offering across Europe by August.
Read More »

Rooney Mara Launches Luxury Vegan Fashion Line

New fashion brand Hiraeth includes faux-leather pants, velvet garments, and combat boots—all made ethically in Los Angeles.
Read More »

NYC Meat Emporium Now Serves Vegan Beyond Sausage

Sausage bar Schaller's Stube—an offshoot of 80-year-old meat company Schaller & Weber—has added three vegan hot dog options to its menu.
Read More »

Vegan Truffles Beat 141 Brands in Blind Taste Test

Chocolates made by United Kingdom brand Booja-Booja received top honors in Good Housekeeping's annual Easter Egg Taste Test.
Read More »

POC-Owned Vegan Lipstick Brand Debuts at Target

Vegan Bawse Lady red lipstick, and other hues aimed at women of all skin tones, will be available at 100 Target stores by May.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »