Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, nutritional value, directions, warnings, and other relevant information.
With all the different products grocery stores offer, it can be hard to make the best food choices. Food labels can make the task a little easier. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires packaged foods to carry labels.
On every food label you will see
- Serving size, number of servings and number of calories per serving
- Information on the amount of dietary fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, dietary sodium, carbohydrates, dietary proteins, vitamins and minerals in each serving
- Definitions for terms such as low-fat and high-fiber
- Information to help you see how a food fits into an overall daily diet
Food and Drug Administration