Food Labeling

Gluten and Food Labeling

Find out what gluten is, and how "gluten-free" is defined on food labels.

Review Date: Thursday, March 03, 2016

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Trans Fat Now Listed With Saturated Fat and Cholesterol on the Nutrition Facts Label

Consuming too much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol increases your risk for coronary heart disease. Learn what trans fat is and how you can limit the amount of this fat in your diet.

Review Date: Monday, January 05, 2015

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Additives in Meat and Poultry Products

Additives are used for flavor and appeal, food preparation and processing, freshness, and safety. Learn if food additives are safe and how they are regulated.

Review Date: Friday, July 11, 2014

Food Safety and Inspection Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Food Allergies: What You Need to Know

Each year, millions of Americans have allergic reactions to food. Although most food allergies cause relatively mild and minor symptoms, some food allergies can cause severe reactions, and may even be life-threatening.

Review Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Have Food Allergies? Read the Label

Federal law requires that the labels of most packaged foods marketed in the U.S. disclose when they are made with a “major food allergen.” Manufacturers can change their products’ ingredients at any time, so it’s a good idea to check the ingredient list every time you buy the product.

Review Date: Friday, May 13, 2011

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

How to Read a Food Label: Tips for People with Chronic Kidney Disease- (PDF)

Learn how to read food labels to determine levels of sodium, potassium, phosphorous and ingredients that are of special concern for kidney patients who have dietary restrictions.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 02, 2015

NIH National Kidney Disease Education Program

Nutrition Facts Label

This document discusses how to read a food label. Information is provided on understanding the nutrition facts panel, including serving size, calories and calories from fat, % daily value, and more.

Review Date: Friday, October 31, 2014

Office on Women's Health

Reading Food Labels is Easy as 1-2-3

Can you tell which foods are heart healthy? Do you wonder how you can fit your favorite foods into your diet? By reading labels and looking at total grams of fat and saturated fat, and avoiding all trans-fat, you can enjoy your favorites.

Review Date: Monday, April 06, 2015

Women's Heart Foundation

The Food Label and You - Video

FDA presents an entertaining and educational tool to help consumers understand and use the Nutrition Facts Label to make informed food choices.

Review Date: Friday, July 11, 2014

FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Use the Nutrition Facts Label

Read how the Nutrition Facts label can help you choose foods lower in calories, fat, and added sugar to help maintain a healthy weight.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Information Center

What's On Your Plate? Reading the Label

Get help understanding food labels – specifically for older adults.

Review Date: Monday, January 18, 2016

NIH National Institute on Aging

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