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Nutrition Labeling

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Nutrition labeling regulations differ in countries around the world. The focus of this chapter is on nutrition labeling regulations in the USA, as specified by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). A major reason for analyzing the chemical components of foods in the USA is nutrition labeling regulations. Nutrition label information is not only legally required in many countries, but also is of increasing importance to consumers as they focus more on health and wellness.

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1 3.6 Relevant Internet Addresses

Code of Federal Regulations – http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html

Food and Drug Administration – http://www.fda.gov

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition – http://vm.cfsan.fda.gov/list.html

US Department of Agriculture – http://www.usda.gov

Food Safety and Inspection Service – http://www.fsis.usda.gov

Labeling and Consumer Protection Staff – http://www.fsis.usda.gov/About_FSIS/labeling_∖&_consumer_protection/index.asp

Nutrient Data Laboratory (USDA Handbook No. 8) –http://www.ars.usda.gov/ba/bhnrc/ndl

Note: For FDA references on the Internet go to the FDA home page at http://www.fda.gov/default.htm and utilize the search function to conduct a search based on the document title.

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Metzger, L.E. (2010). Nutrition Labeling. In: Food Analysis. Food Analysis. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1478-1_3

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