Journal of Food Science
Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety
Labeling Requirements & Implications for Foods Marketed in the United States, March 31-April1, 2016
According to the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, more than 150 class-action lawsuits were filed between 2011 and 2014 because of food labeling practices. Pending FDA changes to the Nutrition Facts Label and the forthcoming 2015 Dietary Guidelines are just some of the major regulatory and policy changes that are impacting the food & beverage industry. Food labeling requirements in the U.S. are constantly being redefined and you need to stay ahead of the curve.
This course will provide you with the foundation needed to examine the legal naming of a food product, list its ingredients, present its nutritional details, and make claims related to nutrient content, health effects, and production method.
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Other Web-based Resources
- American Heart Association Heat-Check Food Certification Program: this program is designed to help consumers make informed choices about the foods they purchase. The nutrition requirements are food-based and intended for healthy people over age two.
- European Food Information Council. 2014. Global Update on Nutrition Labeling. This executive summary provides an update on labeling requirements worldwide, evaluates research and practical experiences to date, so as to identify examples of best practice, highlights emerging trends and knowledge gaps, and suggests ways forward, particularly with respect to consumer research.
- GMA and FMI’s Facts Up Front. This system displays key nutrition information on the front of food and beverage packages to assist consumers in making informed choices.
- Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine