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Label claims on food products can provide a wealth of information about the foods we eat but can sometimes be daunting to understand. Phrases such as “great source of” or “reduced calorie” can often be interpreted as vague by the consumer when, in reality, food companies must make sure their product meets a specific standard before being allowed to use such phrases.
Being aware of what these claims mean can enhance your shopping experience and allow you to more appropriately choose foods based on your health needs. Below I have listed some of the most common food label claims used by food producers and what this means to you as a consumer:
Other claims that you may see on a label often times may include:
Consumers should keep in mind that many of the above referenced claims are based on an individual serving of that particular food. Serving sizes and servings per container can be found on the back of all food products with a nutrition facts label. Another helpful thing to keep in mind when reviewing a food product label is the ingredients list. Ingredients for food products are listed in descending order by weight; thus, any ingredient listed first on a food label makes up the largest weight of that particular food product.
Though many chronic conditions warrant a specialized diet, being familiar with a food product’s label claims and nutrition facts can help make dietary changes easier. The Food and Drug Administration also recently announced a proposal to update the nutrition facts label for packaged foods to better reflect how much consumers are really eating in one serving versus how much one should be eating. A revamped food label would also better emphasize calories in a food product as well as sugars added to a product. To learn more about the recently proposed changes, please visit the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website.
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