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Title: Regulation and Labeling


1
Regulation and Labeling
  • Food Technology Ch 26

2
Regulation and Labeling
  • The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the
    United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA) regulate
    foods and the labeling of foods
  • Food labeling provides basic information about
    the ingredients and nutritional value of food
    products

3
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA),
    operating under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act,
    regulates the labeling for all foods other than
    meat and poultry

4
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • Meat and Poultry products are regulated by the
    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) under the
    federal Meat Inspection Act

5
Additional Food Laws
  • The Federal Meat Inspection Act of 1906 provides
    mandatory inspection of animals, slaughtering
    conditions, and meat-processing facilities.
  • The Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) of
    the USDA enforces the act.

6
Additional Food Laws
  • The Federal Poultry Products Inspection Act of
    1957 is like the Meat Inspection Act, but applies
    to poultry and poultry products
  • The Federal Trade Commission Act was amended for
    food in 1938 to protect the public and the food
    industry against false advertising

7
Additional Food Laws
  • The Infant Health Formula Act of 1980 provides
    that manufactured formulas contain the known
    essential nutrients at the correct levels
  • The Nutritional Labeling and Education Act of
    1990 protects consumers against partial truths,
    mixed messages, and fraud regarding nutrition
    information

8
Quality of Assurance
  • Quality of Assurance (QA) requires many diverse
    technical and analytical skills
  • Major functions of the QA dept include
  • Compliance with specifications
  • Test Procedures
  • Sampling Schedules
  • Records and Reporting
  • Troubleshooting
  • Special Problems

9
Food Labeling
  • Food Labeling for most of food products must have
    the
  • Manufacturer's Name and address
  • Amount of product in the package
  • The products ingredients
  • Ingredients are listed in descending order, based
    on their weight
  • Under current laws, fresh fruit, vegetables, and
    meat are exempt

10
Food Labeling
  • In 1973 FDA established nutrition labeling
  • Nutrition labeling is mandatory for those foods
    that have nutrients added or make a nutritional
    claim

11
Food Labeling
  • FDA nutrition labels must have the
  • Grams of Protein
  • Grams of Carbohydrate
  • Fat per serving

12
New Food Labels
  • Food labels offers more complete, useful, and
    accurate nutrition information
  • Purpose was to clear up confusion that had
    prevailed in previous years

13
New Food Labels
  • Key features of new food labels
  • Nutrition for almost all foods
  • Distinctive, easy to read format
  • Standardized serving sizes

14
New Food Labels
  • Exemptions
  • Food served for immediate consumption
  • Ready to eat foods not for immediate consumption
  • Food shipped in bulk
  • Medical foods
  • Plain coffee and tea
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