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8.1 8 Nutritional Labeling In The US - NLEA




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This article is from the Fat-free Diet FAQ, by artemis@rahul.net (Michelle Dick) with numerous contributions by others.

8.1 8 Nutritional Labeling In The US - NLEA

On May 8th, 1993 the Nutritional Labeling and Education Act (NLEA)
of 1990 went into effect in the U.S.A. It defined terms such as
"low fat" and "high fiber" for the purposes of food labeling,
broadened the classes of foods requiring nutritional labeling,
redesigned the format of the nutritional label, and set standard
serving sizes for foods. Some foods are still exempt from
nutritional labeling, such as meats (regulated by the USDA, not the
FDA), restaurant foods, and products made by small companies in
limited volume.

 

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