food label analysis 6
What are Food Labels?
Food Labels are the â€œbest source of consumer informationâ€. 90% of ALL processed and packaged foods must have a â€œconsumer friendlyâ€ label. The new nutrition label (1994) features more consistent serving sizes and must include the following dietary components:
Total fat content
Amount of saturated fats
The food exempt from food labeling regulations are those with no appreciable amount of nutrients OR whose content varies from batch to batch, such as:
Deli and bakery items
Plain and unflavored teas and coffees
Various spices and flavorings
Food sold in restaurants
Labels are â€œvoluntaryâ€ for fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, poultry, or fish
The nutrition label (chart) must display serving size, nutrients per serving and % of daily values. The nutrition information applies to one serving; if you ate two servings, you consumed twice the amount of calories and other nutrients listed on the label.
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