The Necessity of Nutrition and Ingredient Labeling

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The Necessity of Nutrition and Ingredient Labeling Whenever I go to the store I always like to buy items that have detailed nutrition labels and list all of the ingredients that are in the product, because I just want to know all that I am putting in my body. The first thing that comes to my mind thinking about what’s in the food that we all eat today is “you are what you eat”, because to maintain a healthy body I think every person should be more cautious on what they consume and that the food items have nutrition labels on them. I believe it is important for all food items that are sold to consumers to come with a detailed and standardized nutritional label so that the consumer is better aware of what they are getting and that the consumer can avoid allergic reactions due to a certain ingredient in the product. I would like to start off by stating that it is important for all food products to have a nutrition label in order for the consumer to be better aware of what they are purchasing. A food company would argue that it is too complex and meaning less to put nutrition labels on all of the small packs of food that are in the value boxes. I have noticed a lot of times that when I buy value boxes of individual packaged food that the individual bags of food do not have a nutrition label. I believe it is important for all food items to have nutrition labels, because I like to count out my calories for the day and I know other people do the same. “The Nutrition Facts label is required by the Food and Drug Administration on most packaged foods and beverages” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2012). A lot of companies get by this law by only putting the nutrition label on the main box that the individual packages come in stating that the packages are not for resale. So basically they do not want their individual packages to get resold, but what if the consumers just want to know

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