Nutrition Labeling offers a thorough examination of current nutrition labeling practices and recommends ways to make food labeling information consistent with recent dietary recommendations from the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Research Council. The volume proposes implementing a food labeling reform program, addressing such key issues as requiring mandatory nutrition labeling on most packaged foods, expanding nutrition labeling to foods that do not currently provide this information, making federal requirements uniform between agencies, and updating the nutrient content and format of food labels.
1 Front Matter; 2 1. Summary; 3 Part I: Current State of Nutrition Labeling; 4 2. Overview; 5 3. Current Food Labeling; 6 4. Contextual Factors Affecting Food Labeling Reform; 7 Part II: Reforming Food Labels; 8 5. Labeling Coverage; 9 6. Nutrition Label Content; 10 7. Presentation of Nutrition Information on Food Labels; 11 8. Legislation and Regulation; 12 Appendix A: Participants at the Public Meeting Held by the Committee on the Nutrition Components of Food Labeling; 13 Appendix B: Participants at Workshops Conducted by the Committee on the Nutrition Components of Food Labeling; 14 Appendix C: International Food Labeling; 15 Appendix D: Food Standards and the Quest for Healthier Foods; 16 Index
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: National Academies Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2
Weight (kg): 0.62