What You Need to Know

The labeling of food is subject to regulation in most regions, both to prevent false advertising and to promote food safety.  A ‘Nutrition facts label’ is a label required on most packaged food in many countries for general educational purposes.  It helps you determine the amount of calories and nutrients in one serving of food.  Nutrients include fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals. This information helps you know whether you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet.

In the United States, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for overseeing and regulating food labeling.

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