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Food Labeling Information

labelMany 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.

Organic Foods

organicOrganic 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.

GMO Foods

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.