Become a savvy label reader and you will make healthier food choices.
Labels serve as a podium for consumer education, meaning it’s the small print in the ingredients list and the nutrition information table that you should take notice of, to make sure you know what your are getting. The rules state that labels should have descriptions and nutrition claims. The contents must be stated correctly with ingredients listed in descending order of mass. Meaning that if salt is at the top of the list, you know it is the primary ingredient. Allergens must be identified, and the country of origin stated. There must also be a ‘best before’ date.
The levels of additives are regulated and regarded as safe but opt for foods with fewer preservatives, colours and other additives whenever possible….read more>