Hot Topic: Government Perspectives and Consumer Insights on Label Claims
Food label claims are a source of constant attention from those interested in food, but understanding the rules and regulations that support the use of health claims on food packages can be difficult to decipher.
A special Web cast, “Government Perspectives and Consumer Insights on Label Claims,” hosted by the International Food Information Council Foundation, featured speakers to discuss the rules and regulations that support the use of label claims and research into how people use the food label when choosing foods and beverages. Click here to view Web cast slides (PDF).
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits for Registered Dietitians and Dietetic Technicians Registered
• Identify key differences between nutrient content claims, structure function claims, qualified health claims and health claims
• Explain the Federal Trade Commission’s jurisdiction for regulating label claims
• Describe three factors that influence consumer food and beverage choices
Suggested Learning Codes (4030, 4080, 7050, 7120)
For all ADA members, this Web cast, “Government Perspectives and Consumer Insights on Label Claims,” is approved for 1.0 CPEUs. If you attended this webcast and did not download your certificate of completion, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the title of this webcast.
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