EDISON, N.J., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – foodfacts.com, the world’s first nutritional database and food rating system, is proud to announce that we are issuing a new mission statement for our company.
“Food Facts has always taken a neutral footing when it’s come to food manufacturing,” noted Stanley Rak, President of foodfacts.com. “But as we continue to research processed foods and their ingredients, it’s become more alarming to see how they affect the human body in potentially harmful and dangerous ways. Food Facts can no longer sit idly by while giant food manufacturers continue to place chemicals and ingredients (that we can’t even pronounce) into our everyday foods. We are making it our mission going forward to challenge these food companies (and their CEOs) on ways to make safer, healthier and more nutritious foods with real ingredients.”
For the past decade, foodfacts.com has maintained an even-keeled stance on the food industry. But as obesity continues to plague our country and substantial research finds extraordinary links to diseases and ailments based on the foods people are eating, Mr. Rak’s position on challenging major food corporations has changed. “Our new in-app purchase for our all my foodfacts app links ailments to the ingredients in the foods you are eating, and it’s nothing short of appalling how deadly processed food has become. When I started foodfacts.com over a decade ago I wanted to show people what they were really eating, not just how many calories and grams of fat they were consuming. And while I commend many of the food companies and chain restaurants that are realizing the changes they need to make to the ingredients in the food they are creating and serving, I feel as though they aren’t doing enough. The food industry is worth billions of dollars and still, in 2015, their food is slowly poisoning the people of our nation.”
Mr. Rak wants answers on why food ingredients are not drastically changing from the CEO’s of powerful food companies. “I want McDonald’s CEO, Steve Easterbrook, to tell us why they spent money creating an app with weather maps to sell more of their food products, rather then spend that money to change the ingredients in their processed food. Or maybe Pepsi’s (who owns Quaker) CEO,Indra Nooyi, can tell us why their Quaker Strawberries & Cream Instant Oatmeal uses over 50 ingredients to make their strawberry flavoring… instead of just using real strawberries? I want foodfacts.com to challenge these heavy weights and impact change. We want people to feel safe about the foods they are spending their hard-earned money to buy and nourish their families with. Food Facts won’t rest until we get answers and a turn around in food ingredient quality,” concluded Mr. Rak.