Zaxby ‘s nutrition label says white rice ‘does not contribute to heart disease or diabetes’: USA Today
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LONDON — Zaxbys nutrition label does not include the words white rice, as the company has suggested in an online petition that has been signed by more than 4.5 million people.
The petition, launched on Thursday, calls for Zax by name to remove the “white rice” label from its website and instead label the foods it contains as “non-nutritive” or “free of added sugars, trans fats and other unhealthy ingredients.”
A Zax product, for example, contains no refined grains or processed foods.
Zaxby Foods, which sells cereals, breads, crackers, and other snacks, is one of the most prominent brands of white rice brands in the world, according to the National Cereal Board.
In March, the NCCB released a list of the best white rice cereals and crackers around the world.
White rice is one part of the “whole grain” diet, according the NCB.
It is made up of a mixture of whole grains and legumes, including lentils, rice, barley, and quinoa.
It’s considered a nutrient-dense food because it is full of fiber and protein.
White-rice cereal is often considered a “natural” food, but a large number of health experts and consumer advocates say it is not.
The NCCBC report notes that the majority of the white rice in the U.S. is made from corn.
Zetia Giannini, a spokeswoman for Zetia Foods, said in an email that the company uses a blend of whole and refined grains.
“Whole grains are a great source of healthy, nutrient-rich proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Whole grains also contain healthy antioxidants and have no added sugars and trans fats,” she wrote.
She said the company does not label white rice as “free” of added sugar or trans fats.
In a statement, Zetias spokesman Peter Hoehnert said the white-rice label does “not necessarily reflect the nutritional benefits of white-wheat flour or white-grain cereals.”
White-wheate flour and white-meal white rice are both considered “natural,” but the label states they are “made with refined grains.”
In a letter to the NCTB last month, the agency said white rice is a “part of the whole grain” category.
It does not mention white rice.
The NCCb also noted that white rice can contain added sugars.
The company is trying to convince the NCA to revise its guidelines.
The American Dietetic Association (ADA) also released a statement Thursday saying it is “disappointed” in the decision by Zetiacs.
“There is an important role for the NCDC to take into account the growing body of evidence showing that whole grain cereals can contribute to cardiovascular disease risk, including heart disease and diabetes,” the ADA said.
“It is important for consumers to be aware of the health effects of white grains, especially white-ground rice, when making dietary decisions.”
The NCA is also pushing for more information on the health impacts of white grain cereales, especially because white rice has been widely consumed in many European countries.
The U.K. government has banned white rice imports from European countries because of the rising risk of heart disease.
The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization has also warned that white-bread-flour cereals could be linked to cancer.
Zetsby is also working with the U-M Health System to educate consumers about white-grained rice.
In an email to USA TODAY, a spokesperson for the U of M said that white grains have “been shown to reduce blood pressure and reduce inflammation in humans” and “are also proven to have health benefits.”
Zetiac has not responded to USA Today’s request for comment.
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