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CSPI Comments to FDA Re: Petition to Label Eggs “Healthy”

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The Center for Science in the Public Interest submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration opposing the by Pete and Gerry’s Organics LLC asking the agency to amend the regulatory definition of “healthy” to include eggs as single-ingredient foods and to amend the 2016 guidance to allow a “healthy” claim on eggs despite current limits on cholesterol for the claim. CSPI urges the FDA to retain current limits on cholesterol in the “healthy” definition and to consider the public health impact of putting a “healthy” claim on whole eggs, which would likely encourage overconsumption.