Other Types of Labels on Processed Foods

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Other Types of Labels on Processed Foods – “ besides the nutrition facts label,   there are  sometimes other types of claims on the box. For example, structure/function claims, health  claims, and nutrient claims. Although claims on packages can be used for  marketing  and can be  confusing, some of them can be  helpful  for consumers if they know what they mean a. Structure and Function Claims- ex. “Calcium Builds Strong Bones” a.i. Describes how a nutrient affects a structure or function of the body  a.ii. No disease can be mentioned. a.iii. Not FDA approved, manufacturers are responsible for accuracy. b. Health Claims – ex. “Calcium Prevents Osteoporosis” b.i. Describes the relationship between a food, nutrient or food constituent, and  disease risk – NOT a product and disease risk (ex cannot say 
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course CHEMISTRY 1a taught by Professor Nitsche during the Fall '11 term at Southwestern.

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