Called the Nutrition Labeling
Model System, the program serves about 700 baker-members who comply with the nutritional labeling requirements.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has published an advance notice requesting comments on whether current regulations should be amended to allow nutrition labeling
for beer, wine and distilled spirits.
If you believe that foods - specifically nutrients - affect health; if you accept the figures showing increasing consumption of packaged food; if you believe that people should be given the widest possible range of foods from which to select, then chances are that you'll think nutrition labeling
is a good idea.
The current format of the Nutrition Facts panel was introduced in 1994, following the Nutrition Labeling
and Education Act (NLEA) of 1990.
The Ministry of Health may set further mandatory nutrition labeling
for certain types of food in accordance with the needs of consumers, the regulations state.
Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets found this out for itself in a pilot test of on-pack nutrition labeling
with the Beef Checkoff Program.
products: Canada next month is scheduled to institute mandatory nutrition labeling
regulations for prepackaged foods and, since the standard U.S.
Among CSPI's other victories: we helped win passage of the historic Nutrition Labeling
and Education Act, which put "Nutrition Facts" on nearly all food labels; we championed the law that defined "organic" food; we led the fight for mandatory microbial testing for meat and poultry; and we've stopped scores of deceptive labels and advertising campaigns.
The new food labeling legislation mandated nutrition labeling
on most processed foods under the jurisdiction of the FDA, established reference Daily Values for certain nutrients, defined serving sizes, and limited health claims.
ON MAY 19, 1994--eleven days after the regulations implementing the Nutrition Labeling
and Education Act took effect--Congress extended the labeling deadline for most of the act's labeling provisions until Aug.
"Although the nutrition labeling
proposal itself is constructive in most areas, potential inconsistencies could make a simple shopping trip a good practice run for tackling IRS form 1040," said Lee J.