Estimate Nutrient Profiles for Product Labels

The food industry also uses food composition data to justify health claims for their products (e.g., to indicate that a food product is low in fat) and, in many countries, to obtain information for printing nutrient information on the product labels. Nutrition labels are often required and are considered an important consumer guide to selecting healthy diets. Large manufacturers of processed foods usually obtain laboratory analyses of the nutrients in their products, but smaller companies may rely on calculating nutrient profiles from the product's ingredients. Restaurant chains are also increasingly likely to provide nutrient composition data for the items on their menus.

Food Allergies

Food Allergies

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