food labels

  • What Do My Food Labels Mean?

    Here’s what you need to know about date labels before you buy, eat, or toss your food.

    “Sell by date” – tells retailers when they should remove a product from store shelves, but it doesn’t mean that the food is no longer safe to eat.

  • Craft Brews for a Cause

    Although 64 countries require the labeling of GMO foods, the US is not one of them—and the Just Label It campaign is committed to changing that one step at a time. They recently partnered with Peak Organic Brewing, the first brewing company to receive Non-GMO Project verification for its beer. Together, they want to continue the conversation about GMO labeling.

  • Cleanse Yourself of Frankenfoods

    The fight to label genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in foods has always been a challenge. Large companies like Monsanto, Cargill, Nestlé, and others are opposed to GMO labeling. In 2012, California Proposition 37—a proposition seeking to label GMO food in California and keep said foods from being called “natural”—was rejected.

    Learn how to avoid GMOs the next time you shop
    By Amy Vergin
  • Setting the Bar

    If you or someone you know is gluten-sensitive or has celiac disease, the FDA setting a standard on what qualifies as gluten-free is reason for rejoicing. The ability to purchase food that can be counted on to be gluten-free is of the utmost importance for people with celiac disease, and the new standard is a big step toward providing them that assurance.

    The FDA’s gluten-free standards and what they mean for you
    By Adam Swenson
  • Health News: Gluten-Free? The Answers Just Became Clearer

    More than three million Americans are said to have celiac disease, though most are undiagnosed. Given this troubling epidemic, more consumers are questioning the standards of all the “gluten-free” products on the market now. With no laws or rules governing product labels or restaurant menus, the risk of gluten contamination was higher than it should be. But change is on the way.

  • Food Label Blues

    The most typical move a consumer will make at the grocery store is to pick a product off the shelf, flip it over, and scan the nutritional information. Unfortunately, this is where the inquiry ends. Buyers simply don’t know what they are looking for. Between the ingredients, label claims, and percent daily values, it’s hard to know if you should consume the product at hand.

    Learn to decode confusing labels.
    by Amy Vergin