Monday, June 11, 2012

Some Helpful Information on Understanding Ingredient Lists

A quick reminder on reading ingredient lists: Individual ingredients within a product are listed in their order of weight. From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
"Listing ingredients in descending order of predominance by weight means that the ingredient that weighs the most is listed first, and the ingredient that weighs the least is listed last."
For much more information about understanding ingredient lists, click here to visit the ingredient list fact sheet on the FDA's website.

Also, some ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry and eggs do not have to be identified. Click here to read more about this.

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