Nutrition labeling/ misleading names vs the Ingredients- packaging and the reality

When it comes to information on products you purchase at the store there is a list of information by manufacturers, required to be displayed on the product

However what can be misleading is how they go about using certain words for advantage.

Here’s some informational background and tips on What to more aware of the next time you go grocery shopping!

Information required to be displayed on products we buy are as followed:

  • List of ingredients including allergens
  • Weight or volume of food
  • Name of food
  • Storage instructions
  • Storage instructions Use by date
  • use by dateClear preparation and cooking instructions
  • clear preparation and cooking instructions
  • name and address of manufacturer
  • place of origin
  • batch number
  • any genetically modified ingredients
  • beverages that contain greater than 1.2%
  • nutritional information is not required by law in all countries unless there is a nutritional claim

What to watch out for that can be misleading

Example:

Manufacturers can highlight a food/ingredients on the cover of a product as long as they tell what % of that ingredient is in it. That doesn’t necessarily mean that highlighted food/ingredients is the most “used” /“benefited” food of that product.
food product example could be a Guacamole Topping product with a claim “made with avocados… when in reality there is only 3% rehydrated avocado with water and cream added.

all in all! Don’t get fooled with what is just listed on the front of a product- read the back and get the most info on what that product really contains the most of.

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