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Food Product Labeling Articles
The food industry is always changing - from how to label ingredients, to how to display allergen information, from GMO labeling and gluten free labeling to a wide variety of other dietary needs that need distinct labeling. What does it mean to you? For some, it's a lifestyle choice, for others, it's a dietary restriction issue. For everyone though, food product labeling is essential, or should be, to the well-being of YOU! Get in the know, and let us help! Find great information about food labeling and packaging right here.
Another fall favorite for many is heading to the local apple orchard, berry patch, or farmer’s market to pick up homemade apple butter, jam and other canned goods. If you’re in the canning business, we have a few important tips for you to prepare you for the fall season ahead.
Many of today’s consumers are very well-versed in understanding where their food comes from. They follow new information about food labeling laws, they read FDA labels, they avoid harmful chemicals in their food and personal care products, and they try to buy locally grown whenever possible.
According to a 2014 article that was published by Consumer Reports, more than 70 percent of Americans do not want genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their food. 92 percent of Americans want GMO foods to be labeled. Currently, GMO labeling is not a requirement for FDA labels throughout the United States, but companies can please their savvy shoppers by becoming Non-GMO Project Verified if their products do not contain genetically modified ingredients. Many states do require GMO labeling, but not all.
Shoppers read nutrition facts labels for all different types of reasons, whether they’re reading the list of ingredients to scope out any potentially harmful additives, are looking for the calorie or fat content of an item, or would like to find out what a serving size is. People who have food allergies, follow a specific diet, or have an ongoing medical condition may pay especially close attention to nutrition labels.
When you work in the food or dietary supplement industry, it is important to market products that make your products look trustworthy, both to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and to your consumers.