Category Archives: Nutrition

The Nutritional Facts Panel Regs Have Yet to Be Announced. Now What?

It seems as if the entire food manufacturing industry is holding it's breath waiting to hear from the FDA on when the new labeling regulations will be finalized, and what, exactly, those regulations will entail. In the meantime, here are four topics worth considering: 1. New Mandatory Nutrients. Get ready to add these...
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How Carbs Are Calculated in Different Countries

Does carbohydrate include fiber? The answer is yes… and no! It depends on where you live. By the dictionary definition, carbohydrate is chemically composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and is generally made up of sugars, starch, and fiber. When carbohydrate is listed in food composition tables, or on Nutrition Facts panels, however there are several international...
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5 Things to Look for When Selecting a Nutrition Database

Food Nutrition DatabaseA simple Internet search for a nutrition database will yield thousands of returns. So, how do you choose which one is right for you?

We have some ideas. 1. Avoid Crowd-sourced Data This may seem obvious, however some start-ups are out there creating massive databases built on...
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