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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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14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Sugar Association is raising serious concerns about the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) proposal to require an "added sugars" declaration and daily reference value (DRV) on the Nutrition Facts Label (NFL).
FDA Is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label to improve public health and to reflect new dietary recommendations and results from national dietary surveys, for example, the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its proposal for updating the Nutrition Facts label that appears on most food packages in the U.
We find that pet food label usage has not penetrated shopping behavior to the degree that using the Nutrition Facts label has for human food purchases.
It wasn't until 1999 that the FDA proposed adding trans fat to the Nutrition Facts label.
The food items are measured by the nationally renowned Guiding StarsA nutrition guidance system, which rates the nutritional quality of food using information from the nutrition facts label and the ingredients list.
The Nutrition Facts label, mandated by Congress on processed food packages since 1990, was designed to help Americans consume a more nutritious diet.
The rules constitute the biggest change to the Nutrition Facts label in over two decades.
Restaurant or restaurant-type food wouldn't include packaged food that is required to bear a nutrition facts label, therefore exempting convenience and grocery stores, Rosado said.
Two billion dollars--that is what FDA estimates the food industry will spend to comply with proposed changes to the iconic Nutrition Facts label.
Released in late February, proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods reflect the latest nutrition science, including the link between diet and chronic disease such as heart disease and obesity, according to the U.
Johnson explained, "After nearly two decades, FDA is proposing changes to its original nutrition facts label.

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