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  • JAND Article Finds Front-of-Pack Labels Give Consumers the Information They Need, Especially Among Those with Lower Levels of Education

    An IFIC Foundation-coauthored JAND article finds that robust front-of-package labeling can significantly improve consumers' ability to figure out and comprehend a food's nutrition information, and to make informed choices about their purchases.

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  • A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety Risks

    The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the food, beverage and agricultural industries working together, our food supply is becoming even safer. However, despite all of these safety factors, microorganisms may still exist at levels that present risks to consumers.

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  • Food Recall Resources

    Here in the U.S. we enjoy one of the safest, abundant and affordable food supplies in the world. Our food safety system is designed to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone. However, we do experience unfortunate incidences where food enters our food supply that is somehow contaminated and unsafe for sale or consumption.

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  • A Consumer's Guide to Food Safety Risks

    The United States provides one of the safest food supplies in the world. With the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the food, beverage and agricultural industries working together, our food supply is becoming even safer. However, despite all of these safety factors, microorganisms may still exist at levels that present risks to consumers.

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  • Background on Azodicarbonamide and Its Use in Bread

    Here's everything you need to know about azodicarbonamide and its use in bread.

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  • It's All About You!

    Providing healthy meals that your family will eat and finding time to be active can be a challenge. Your eating and activity choices are important to your overall health.

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  • Everything You Need to Know About Aspartame

    Aspartame is a low-calorie sweetener used in foods and beverages in more than 100 countries around the world. It is about 200 times sweeter than sugar. The calories in foods can be substantially reduced, and in some products eliminated, by using aspartame in place of sugar.

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  • It's All About You!

    Providing healthy meals that your family will eat and finding time to be active can be a challenge. Your eating and activity choices are important to your overall health.

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  • Dietary Fats: Balancing Health & Flavor

    Research on dietary fats and health has advanced considerably in recent years, revealing their complex and critical roles in overall health and well-being. A strong understanding of fats in foods and their component fatty acids is essential for guiding consumers towards a healthful eating pattern. Mixing the right measure of unsaturated fatty acids and a dash of kitchen wisdom will help consumers to enjoy foods that are both healthful and tasty.

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  • Expert Perspectives on Low-Calorie Sweeteners and Weight

    Low-calorie sweeteners (sometimes referred to as non-nutritive sweeteners, artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes) are ingredients added to food to provide sweetness without adding a significant amount of calories. Low-calorie sweeteners have been the subject of extensive scientific research looking at a variety of health conditions, including weight.

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