Food labeling reform
Tags: FOOD -- Labeling
- Reading the fine print. Hayton, B. // Current Health 2;Feb1990, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p10
Discusses the misleading information provided on food labels about health and nutrition claims and provides suggestions on how to understand nutrition information and choose healthy foods. INSET: Health-smart shopping..
- It's organic--Or is it? Lohmeier, Lynne // Current Health 2;Mar1993, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p16
Differentiates naturally processed foods from organically grown foods. Toxic pesticides used in commercial farming; Verification process; Regulation of food labeling; Sources for more information.
- Making the new food label work for you. Denny, Sharon // Current Health 2;Sep96, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p24
Focuses on the trends in food labels at supermarkets in the United States. `Nutrition Facts' labels; Percentage of daily values; Types of fat; Carbohydrates; `Fat free' label; Link between certain nutrients and health. INSET: Olestra..
- Making the food label work for you. // Current Health 2;Sep96 Supplement, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p3
Presents review questions with answers and suggested classroom activities from the article `Making New Food Label Work for You,' which appeared in the September 1996 issue of American magazine `Current Health 2.' Two ways in which the understanding of serving size has been increased by the new...
- Watch out! // Current Health 1;Jan1992, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p5
Discusses food manufacturer's claims on the front of cans and packages. Defines terms such as enriched, Light (or `Lite'), reduced-sodium, sodium-free, natural and so forth.
- What can a food label tell you? // Current Health 1;Dec96, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p26
Talks about various aspects of food labels. Food ingredient content of product; Calories; Percentage of good and not-so-good nutrients; Link of servings and calorie content of food; Monitoring of fat content of food; Health claims.
- The high price of health approval. Sugarman, C. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Nov89, Vol. 72 Issue 11, p33
Describes the American Heart Association's new `HeartGuide' seal, to be placed on nutritious foods in the supermarket. Cost to participating companies; Potential effect on sales; Other seal programs.
- Nutrition labeling. Hunter, B.T. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Mar1990, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p8
Reports on the problems and techniques of nutrition labeling. Nutrient content; History of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations; Charges that the current program is oversimplified.
- Some federal actions that protect our foods. Hunter, Beatrice Trum // Consumers' Research Magazine;Jan1993, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p8
Comments on the monitoring of economic fraud and false or misleading food labeling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Recent actions against short weighting of both domestic and imported shrimp; Label violations; Imported snack mixes with a color additive, FD&C Yellow No. 5; `Warning...