food label

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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Products claiming "natural," "farm fresh" and "keto" properties often do a disservice to their customers, who latch on to the hype without drilling down into the food label ingredients to assess nutritional benefits.
208 (20.8%) of students stated that they never read food label information, 462 (46.2%) that they sometimes did so, 234 (23.4%) that they mostly did so, and 96 (9.6%) that they always did, giving a mean of 2.22 and standard deviation of 0.883.
The factories were also instructed on the need to submit requests to evaluate food labels of any new food product to make sure it met the food label requirements as per the approved food standards.
Food label information assists the consumer to better understand the nutritional value of food and enables them to compare the nutritional value of similar food products as well as to make healthy and informed food choices [9].
"To make food label information about trans fat acids compulsory will have a direct impact on small and medium businesses, as they will have to analyze their products, and that will be expensive.
We use the 2008 Health and Diet Survey to investigate the extent to which pet owners consult pet food labels. 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.
The bill would amend the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to preempt any state or local government requirement concerning GMO retail food labeling and set forth standards for any food label that contains claims that bioengineering was or was not used in the production of the food.
Taking a look at a typical food label, she said the serving size is the most important piece of information on the label.
Though the FDA and USDA regulate food label dating, they don't define the date terms, leaving it up to states.
To encourage food label reading habit in Pakistani consumers, the labels should be presented in simplified form with complete information so that it can even be understood by less educated individuals.2 The nutrients' information on the food product should be written in both English and in Urdu so that there is no language barrier.1 It is the responsibility of the nutrition educators to design the labels in such a way that maximum information about a particular food product can be evaluated by the consumer in minimum amount of time.2
People can search for the calorie content of specific foods or type in the calories per 100g from a food label to work out if the product is low, medium or high energy density.
An FDA Obesity Working Group was formed in 2003 and directed by the FDA commissioner to improve the food label and thereby assist consumers in preventing weight gain and reducing obesity.