Four trends driving food labeling

Like food, labels are something we need, but are at constant risk of abusing.

The FDA regulates what can, as well as what must, be put on our food product labels. The Nutritional Labeling Act of 1990 required the handy chart of nutritional facts that we all know and love. The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act, which passed in 2004 and went into effect in 2006, mandated that the 8 major allergens (milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, soybeans, wheat, tree nuts, and peanuts) be included on the back of the label under the ingredients.

So what changes, if any, are we in store for in the coming year? Four trends, including natural, organic, country of origin and GMO labels are shaping the debate.

Read the full, original article: Edible Intelligence: 4 ways labels may change in 2014

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