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Unformatted text preview: Rough Draft In 1973 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) developed a labeling system for Nutrition facts in order to relay pertinent information about nutrient content to the consumers. In 1990, Congress passed the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), which requires almost all foods to be properly labeled according to distinct regulations. The FDA revised the label to make it focus more on calorie and macronutrient content. The Principal Display Panel (PDP) is the portion of the package that the consumer first views. On it the Statement of Identity, which is the type of food the product is, and Net Quantity Statement, the amount of the product must appear. Directly to the right of the PDP must be the Information Panel, which is required to display the Nutrition Facts, Ingredient List and Manufacturer. Nutrient Facts are quantified as a “% Daily Value” (Murano 196) based off of a 2,000-calorie daily diet. For example, 3 grams of Total Fat in a serving size is equivalent to 5% of 2,000-calorie daily diet....
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- Fall '10
- Nutrition, Nutrition Facts, ingredient list, General Food Labeling, FDA U.S. Food