Additional Information

The FDA's A Food Labeling Guide provides detailed, practical information on food labeling in a question-and-answer format. It is available from the following:

Center for Safety and Applied Nutrition

Food and Drug Administration

5600 Fisher's Lane

Rockville, Maryland 20847

Several publications that describe the new food labels and are designed to help consumers use the information in planning their diets are available at this address as well.

The Food Labeling Guide and the other publications are also available on-line at http: / / www.fda.gov /. A wealth of additional information on labeling, nutrition, food safety, and related regulatory issues, including many of the materials used as references for this chapter, can be found at this site.

Nutrition and labeling information from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available on-line at http: / / www.usda.gov /.

The magazine FDA Consumer is an excellent source of accurate and readable information on not only foods and labeling, but also other regulatory, health, and safety issues. FDA publishes it six times a year. Subscriptions are available from the following:

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