Importance Of Food Labels By The International Food Information Council

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Barbara Martino Hayes English 4 December 5, 2014 Importance of Food Labels A research done in 2003 by the International Food Information Council Foundation indicated that many consumers will refer to food labels when deciding which food item to purchase or consume. ("The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.") Many consumers say that food labels are hard to observe and read. Food labels objective is mostly to inform consumers about the products characteristics which actually play an important role in purchasing or the decision making process of the food item.The government should be more diligent in monitoring the presence of food labels and the accuracy of their claims given the recent rise of health issues, higher frequency of food allergies, and increasing population of more aware consumers. Diabetes is a disease that can lead to heart disease,stroke kidney disease, blindness and dental disease. It is a disorder in a way the body uses digested food for energy. While there are different types of diabetes type two diabetes is generally caused by a combination of obesity and physical inactivity. (“Causes of Diabetes”)There is no known medical cure but treatments vary for each individual but a management strategy is agreed upon between the doctor and patient. In order for patients to manage diabetes they have to know exactly what they are putting in their body, if food labels are misleading or incorrect it will cause a medical emergency and in some cases lasting negative
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