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Know truth about meat, poultry food label claims

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the first of a two-part series on labeling for meat and poultry. The first is on claims that tell us what is not added. The second column covers claims about the raising of livestock and healthfulness of the foods we eat.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/16/die_92678.shtml
Diet
Food labels can have confusing claims

...on food packaging can be very confusing. Though the food label is intended to educate consumers so they can make better...How can you recognize a qualified health claim on a food label?: Look for a qualifying statement, such as "supportive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/18/die_100911.shtml
Diet
Small portions: From the peanut gallery

...minute traces of peanut or peanut butter. Read. Product labels often reveal surprises. Peanut may be designated on a food label in a less easily recognized term such as "hydrolyzed vegetable protein" or "groundnuts." Prepare. Unintended exposure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/07/ent_258408.shtml
Things to Do
Good grains

...have food coloring. Look at the food label; it has to say 'whole grain...be identified by the color of the food; label-reading skills are needed...read the ingredient list on the food label. For many whole-grain products...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/21/liv_58222.shtml
Life & style
Confused about eating healthfully?

...U.S. Food and Drug Administration HOW TO READ A FOOD LABEL 1. Start with the serving size: Standardized to make...Whole grains cannot be identified by the color of the food; label-reading skills are needed. The first ingredient should...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/02/07/liv_53300.shtml
Life & style
FDA proposes adding 'trans fat' to food labels

...since 1994. The new rules will take effect after a 90-day comment period. "The nation's experience with the new food label has shown that it can be a powerful tool for consumers," FDA Commissioner Jane Henney said today in a statement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/13/tec_274175.shtml
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Manufacturers sound retreat on zero coupons

...vegetables are supposed to print the country of origin on their packages. The law requires this to be printed on the frozen-food label in a "conspicuous place" as legibly, indelibly and permanently as the nature of the container will allow. Gary Condit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/10/01/ent_215365.shtml
Things to Do
The hidden fat

...we're nowhere near the level of awareness we need to be." How much bad fat do you really eat? On the standard American food label, trans fat content is invisible. Only three types of fat - unhealthy saturated fat and, in cases when certain health...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/08/tec_332333.shtml
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