By December 12, 2005 0 Comments Read More →

The Government to Regulate ‘Lean’ Labels?

WSJ.com – FDA Weighs Plan To Let More Foods Wear ‘Lean’ Labels

This article might not be about what you think, if you just read the headline…. it’s related to food and the FDA.

The FDA’s proposed label change would allow the “lean” label on products that contain less than eight grams (0.28 ounce) of total fat, up to 3.5 grams of saturated fat and less than 80 milligrams (0.0028 ounce) of cholesterol per serving. The public has until Feb. 8 to comment in writing on the proposal.

In a way, it’s a shame that any manufacturing company or any executive can slap a “lean” label on a factory or an entire firm, especially when many of these companies are far from lean. I’m not proposing government regulation or a phone-book sized list of requirements for being “lean”. Part of the problem is agreeing on a defintion of lean, but then also how do you measure the “softer” side of lean, such as respect for people?

Please check out my main blog page at www.leanblog.org

The RSS feed content you are reading is copyrighted by the author, Mark Graban.

, , , on the author’s copyright.


Thanks for reading! I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please scroll down to post a comment. Click here to receive posts via email.


Now Available – The updated, expanded, and revised 3rd Edition of Mark Graban’s Shingo Research Award-Winning Book Lean Hospitals: Improving Quality, Patient Safety, and Employee Engagement. You can buy the book today, including signed copies from the author.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Please consider leaving a comment or sharing this post via social media.

Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

Posted in: Blog

Post a Comment

CommentLuv badge