Citations with the tag: FOOD -- Labeling
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- 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.
Denny, Sharon // 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!
Denny, Sharon // 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?
Denny, Sharon // 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.
- Food labeling reform.
Hunter, B.T. // Consumers' Research Magazine; Jan1990, Vol. 73 Issue 1, p8
Describes five categories of food labeling that are currently at issue: nutrition, label format, ingredients, description of foods, and health messages.
- 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...
- What's wrong with nutrition labeling?
Hunter, Beatrice Trum // Consumers' Research Magazine; Feb1993, Vol. 76 Issue 2, p10
Discusses nutrition labeling. Comment from Lillian Langseth, doctor of public health; The new nutrition labeling format from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA); Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act of 1938; Usefulness of nutrition labeling; Cost of the new labeling; Key changes taking place on the...
- Dateline Washington.
Coorsh, Richard // Consumers' Research Magazine; Jan1997, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p6
Reports that federal authorities are considering a label overhaul for frozen pizza and other food items. Rise in consumer demand for new foods wreaking havoc with federal requirements; Comment from the Public Voice for Food and Health Policy.
- Should it be labeled ground beef or ground fat?
Aubertin, Amy // Environmental Nutrition; May92, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p2
Offers a look at the amount of fat in ground beef and how the new labeling is affecting this. Deciphering the meaning of ground beef labels; Translating percent lean into percent fat; Varying state standards; Labeling proposals; New low-fat products that substitute for ground beef.
- Coming to a supermarket near you....
Aubertin, Amy // Environmental Nutrition; Mar1993, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p7
Announces additional information to be provided by food labels. Exact percentage of juice in beverages; List of ingredients of mayonnaise, cheese and ice cream.
- Fast fact.
Aubertin, Amy // Environmental Nutrition; Aug94, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p7
Advises readers to check out the first few ingredients listed in food labels as these are the ones in greatest abundance.
- Test your food label knowledge.
Lecos, C. // FDA Consumer; Mar1988, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p16
A `pop quiz' to see how much the reader knows about what information must appear on food labels and what it means. Glossary of some of the more difficult food labeling terms. INSET: For more information on labeling.;Food label weights and....
- FDA launches program to make food labeling more useful.
Lecos, C. // FDA Consumer; Sep91, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p2
Reports that a pilot program to test alternative nutrition label formats was launched in August with industry participation. It is part of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) program to make ingredient labeling more useful and understandable to consumers. Details specific provisions of the program.
- Building a better food label.
Kessler, D.A. // FDA Consumer; Sep91, Vol. 25 Issue 7, p10
Explains how the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is working to make food labeling more responsive to consumer concerns. Growing importance of label, `fat free' claims; FDA goals.
- Library funnels food labeling info.
Kessler, D.A. // FDA Consumer; Dec92, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p6
Reports that a library established last September by the Food and Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture will ensure that more people learn about food labeling. The Food Labeling Education Information Center was set up as part of the USDA's Food and Nutrition Information...
- Consumer beware.
Hammock, D.A.; Gewirtz, B.J. // Good Housekeeping; Aug90, Vol. 211 Issue 2, p150
Discusses cholesterol claims on food packaging and how they can be deceiving. Explanation of the cholesterol content if given by weight; Example.
- Label lesson!
Hammock, D.A.; Gewirtz, B.J. // Good Housekeeping; Sep90, Vol. 211 Issue 3, p266
Translates unfamiliar technical names that are found on products into common vitamins and minerals.
- Getting juiced.
Hammock, D.A.; Gewirtz, B.J. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness; Feb94, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p24
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- New labels summarize nutrients, part II.
Roufs, James B. // Joe Weider's Muscle & Fitness; Aug94, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p216
Provides information on the Daily Values concept which was introduced in the food labeling criteria in the United States. Definition; Use; Nutrition standards; Reference Daily Intake; Recommended Dietary Allowance.
- Bits and pieces.
Roufs, James B. // Medical Update; Nov94, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p6
Discusses ways to tell if the food remains safe to eat even after the sell by date expires.
- The name game.
Liebman, B.; Jones, L. // Nutrition Action Health Letter; Mar92, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p8
Suggests that the FDA should require labels of list ingredients in food products not just in order of predominance, but with the actual percentage of each maj or ingredient, and presents a few examples of ingredients in consumer products. Blueberries in Lender's Bagels; Whole wheat flour in...
- Food labeling...finally.
Liebman, B.; Jones, L. // Nutrition Action Health Letter; Jan/Feb93, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p3
Describes reforms concerning food labels. Debate over percentage of fat intake per day; Importance of percentage in picking out high-fat foods; Requirement per day.
- Alice in Label-land.
Liebman, Bonnie // Nutrition Action Health Letter; Mar93, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p8
Lists some of the criteria for the claims found on food labels along with their loopholes. Low-cholesterol; Low-fat; Low in saturated fat; Good source and high; Low-sodium; Light or lite; Disclosure; Lean and extra lean.
- The whole truth.
Liebman, Bonnie // Nutrition Action Health Letter; Jun93, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p3
Reports on the Center for Science in the Public Interest's request from the Food and Drug Administration that the words `whole wheat' or `graham' be banned from the name of any product that is not made of all whole wheat flour. Disclosure of the percentage of whole wheat contents; Presence of...
- Label loopholes.
Liebman, Bonnie // Nutrition Action Health Letter; Jul/Aug94, Vol. 21 Issue 6, p10
Exposes misleading dietary claims in food product labels. Definition of low-fat milk; Fat content of Chips Ahoy cookies; Sodium content of cooked ham; Omission of daily value percentages in red meat packages.
- Foods that fool.
Liebman, Bonnie // Nutrition Action Health Letter; Oct96, Vol. 23 Issue 8, p8
Features food that have labels designed to mislead consumers regarding nutrition facts and ingredients. Includes Jell-O's no bake Double Layer Cookies & Creme Dessert; Hershey's Sweet Escapes candy bars; Dole Country Raspberry juice.
- The nutrition tower of Babel.
Liebman, Bonnie // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal; Spring90, Issue 54, p22
Criticizes the regulation of food labeling as it continues to be inadequate and lacking in protection. Warning received by food processors; Exclusion of hazards inherent in a food product in labels; Factors contributing to the inability of consumers to read labels.
- Doubt cast on claims for `dolphin-friendly' tuna.
Lewis, D. // New Scientist; 5/9/92, Vol. 134 Issue 1820, p10
Reports that the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society feels that labelling cans of tuna `dolphin-friendly' has proved so ineffective that the labels should be removed. No one has complied yet; The scheme behind the label; Controversy over the labelling.
- FDA survey finds food stores providing produce and seafood information.
Lewis, D. // Public Health Reports; Jul/Aug93, Vol. 108 Issue 4, p528
Looks at results of a survey by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which show that more than 70 percent of food stores are voluntarily providing nutrition information about raw produce and seafood. Comment from FDA Commissioner David Kessler; The site-of-sale labeling program; Details of...
- How to read a food label.
Lewis, D. // Scholastic Choices; Sep94, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p33
Explains how to read a food label. Importance of food labels; Nutrition facts; Federal government guidelines on labels.
- Reading between the lines.
Devereaux, K. // Women's Sports & Fitness; May/Jun90, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p20
Discusses the difficulties in reading and understanding the nutritional contents on food labels and how to watch for such ingredients as sodium, cholesterol, sugar, and fat. Calls for reforming food labels.
- Products bearing health claims 1989-1993.
Devereaux, K. // Prepared Foods; Apr94, Vol. 163 Issue 4, p274
Presents a statistics on the food products bearing health claims from 1989 to 1993. Decrease in the number of products in each of the health claim categories in 1993.
- Label space: Give me some room.
Godfrey, Patricia // Prepared Foods; May95, Vol. 164 Issue 6, p119
Discusses labeling options food processors can take when there are too many graphics and too little space on the food package to ease compliance with the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1994. Lettering in the Nutrition Facts panel; Spacing and other mandatory information; Labeling...
- Milestones in U.S. food labeling.
Godfrey, Patricia // Nutrition Health Review: The Consumer's Medical Journal; 1993, Issue 67, p17
Presents the milestones in food labeling. 1906 to 1993; Role of government agencies; Laws passed; Regulations.
- Health claims on food confuse consumers.
Godfrey, Patricia // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition); 03/01/97, Vol. 314 Issue 7081, p624
Highlights the British National Consumer Council's call for strict control of health claims on food.
- Waiter, there's a flounder in my fruit.
Crist, William E. // Vegetarian Times; Nov96, Issue 231, p22
Focuses on the issue of food labelling for bioengineered food that contains animal, insect, viral or bacterial genes. Remarks of United States policy on consumers right to know on the genes present in the food they are eating; Basis of the argument of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA)...
- Nutrition label accuracy is improving.
Carlson, Gordon // Dairy Foods; Feb97, Vol. 98 Issue 2, p14
Details findings of a survey on food label accuracy, reported by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Percentage of labels that correctly listed nutrition information in 1996; Percentage accuracy in 1994; Nutritional information required in food labels.
- SUPERMARKET SEMANTICS: The Rhetoric of Food Labeling and Advertising.
Welford, Win // ETC: A Review of General Semantics; Spring92, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p3
Discusses the important rhetorical strategy employed by food manufacturers and marketers in directing their promotional efforts at consumers' health concerns and assesses consumers' confusion over how to interpret these ads and labels. Suggestions for proper eating from numerous government and...
- When light is not enough.
Welford, Win // Newsweek; 11/10/86, Vol. 108 Issue 20, p77
Terms such as `lite' and `lean' caused American's to spend $32 billion on diet foods last year. But many customers were mislead by the labels, because the government labeling guidelines don't cover most of the new products. Some companies have changed their `liteness' claims in response to...
- Food labeling.
Wailes, Alison // Nutridate; Jul96, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p1
Presents an article on food labeling. Also contains activities for students related to the article; Food manufacturers; Regulatory authorities; International regulatory considerations; Typical labels; Nutrition educators; Consumers' behavior.
- Goodbye to the RDAs.
Gormley, James // Better Nutrition; Jul97, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p8
Editorial. Discusses the revision of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) to Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) as the standard system in nutritional food labeling in the United States. Differences between RDA and DRI; Arguments in the standard guidelines.
- Relieved marketers ponder new labels.
Liesse, Julie // Advertising Age; 12/7/92, Vol. 63 Issue 50, p49
Reports that food marketers expressed relief at last week's announcement that final labeling regulations are on the way, but are still waiting to see how specific key questions are answered. Will redefine product descriptors like `low-fat' and `light'; When the regulations will be printed;...
- `Look for the label'--and shoppers really are listening.
Fawcett, Adrienne Ward // Advertising Age; 5/8/95, Vol. 66 Issue 19, pS-10
Reports on the results of the fourth Food Marketing Institute/Prevention `Shopping for Health' survey. Finding that 61 percent of the respondents read nutrition labels when shopping for food for the first time; Buying decisions based on labeling information. INSET: High-fat fare feels the...
- What can you learn from labels?
McPhee, A.T. // Current Science; 2/15/91, Vol. 76 Issue 12, p6
Examines how a better understanding of nutrition labels can help make better food-buying choices. INSET: What they tell (food labels).;What they don't tell (food....
- How to read a food label.
Abbott, N.; Goldbeck, D. // Mother Earth News; Mar/Apr89, Issue 116, p72
Describes how to read information panels, ingredients lists, and nutritional information on commercially prepared food products. Misleading terminology; Additives; Flavorings and colorings.
- HHS says food labels are more accurate.
Abbott, N.; Goldbeck, D. // Nation's Health; Feb97, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p5
Reports that the accuracy of nutrition information on food labels is improving. Basic informations that food labels must contain in a standardized format; Basis of the label accuracy survey.