food label

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food la·bel

(fūd lā'bĕl)
In the United States, the wrapper on a foodstuff that must contain nutritional information for the use by the consumer according to a specified format and size.

food label

The information provided on a food package indicating the various nutrients, calories, and additives present in the food. U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations mandate the listing of total fats, calories from fat, cholesterol, saturated fats, total carbohydrates, sugars, sodium, potassium, protein, vitamin and minerals, among other nutritional components.
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Our update to the iconic Nutrition Facts label includes significant changes to help consumers make more informed dietary choices, and we are already seeing the new label on many products.
But food manufacturers are not required to list both types on the Nutrition Facts label unless they make a health statement about either of these types.
A few months ago, we were unsure about the fate of two major advances--the new Nutrition Facts label and calories on menus--that the Trump administration said it would revisit.
Srinath and Mandel recommend that people read the Nutrition Facts label and ingredient list included on food packaging, and figure out for themselves whether a product is healthy or not.
It will be "a little longer, or much longer, or much, much longer (or never) before you see these previously reported planned changes in the nutrition facts label," wrote Bruce Y.
It will soon be easier to tell how much added sugar is in frozen yogurt, since the recently revised Nutrition Facts label will include amounts of added sugar and total sugar.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) made design and content changes to the Nutrition Facts label used across the food and beverage industry nationwide.
A product's calorie listing will now be much larger than anything else on the Nutrition Facts label, making it hard to overlook according to the FDA.
The Nutrition Facts label provides consumers with nutrient-specific information on the side or back of food packages and is designed to help consumers make more informed food choices in the context of their daily diet (Federal Register 2010).
reveals that the agency's plans to further overhaul the nutrition facts label come at a time when the percent of consumers who actually read the label has declined--a decade ago 15% of consumers said they did not look at the label versus 24% who currently admit their failure to do so.
Results indicate that PSSC participants cite many attitudinal and behavior changes that are consistent with those measured using the existing evaluation tool, such as greater awareness of healthy food choices and reading the Nutrition Facts label (table 2).

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