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General Information and Resources for Food Labeling

USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service

A Guide to AMS Grade Shields, Value-Added Labels, and Official Seals

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Comparing items using the food label can help you to choose the best value for your health. Learn about the percent Daily Value, how to decipher confusing claims, and more. Also in PDF|7.81 MB.

DHHS. NIH. NHLBI. National Cholesterol Education Program.

Provides guidance for reading the nutrition information on the food label.

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

The FDA is responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled. This guide addresses the most frequently raised food labeling questions using a question and answer format.

DHHS, FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

While “gluten-free” is a voluntary claim that manufacturers may choose to use in the labeling of their foods, FDA’s gluten-free food labeling rule specifies what the claim actually means on a food label.

DHHS, Food and Drug Administration

This advice can help women who are pregnant or may become pregnant - as well as breastfeeding mothers and parents of infants and young children - make informed choices when it comes to fish that are nutritious and safe to eat.

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