Food Labeling Information
Many food labels display a code date to show consumers when to best use a food or what the shelf life is for that product. Because of the variety of code dates used, consumers are sometimes confused on how to interpret the dates. Use these publications to help understand code dating of foods.
- Date Labeling Toolkit - Institute of Food Technologists
- Meat Product Labeling and Marketing: What Do All Those Words Really Mean?
- What's on a Food Label?
- Food Product Dating: What Do Those Dates Mean?
- Food Storage and Shelf Life
- Food Labeling Fact Sheets
Organic foods are gaining popularity among consumers. They appeal to those who are looking for a healthy diet and lifestyle. Are organic foods safer than traditionally grown foods? Here's some information to help sort out this question.
Consumers are increasingly interested in where their food comes from and may be concerned about the health and safety implications of various food production methods. With many different terms such as "organic," "natural," and "GMO-free" being used in food marketing, it is confusing for consumers to know how to spend their food dollars wisely.
- Is it Safe? Information on Genetically Engineered Foods for Consumers - Fact Sheet
- Is it Safe? Information on Genetically Engineered Foods for Consumers - Leaders Guide
- The Science of GMOs - Purdue University
- Feed Your Mind - a new education initiative to help consumers better understand genetically engineered foods, commonly called GMOs or genetically modified organisms from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration