Dean Duxbury

The “Nutrition Facts” label required on foods today has gone a long way in educating the consumer about the health benefi ts (or negative aspects) of the foods they select for their diet. Many people are concerned about diet and health, and are interested in “healthy foods.”

USDA chemist Joseph Domek measures magnesium content of a sample with an atomic absorption spectrophotometer.

The weekly IFT E-Newsletter on July 14, 2004, reviewed how concerns about diet and health were driving food product reformulation. Reduction of caloric and carbohydrate content was increasing. It was found imperative that add…

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