Understanding Food Labels & Claims : Food Claims

Understanding Food Labels & Claims : Food Claims

November 3, 2019 0 By Ewald Bahringer


A food claim is generally, generally found
on the front of a package. So you will see it as I said before, written as whole grain
or contains fiber or is fat free. There are so many different manufacturing food claims.
It’s so important to know that not all of them are controlled by the FDA. I’m going
to give you an example. We know that the USDA just came out with the recommending half of
our grains come from whole grains. Now, the FDA currently does not have regulations on
that. So in order to tell if the product is really whole grain you cannot tell that by
what the claim is stating on the front of the package. You really need to go to the
ingredients list and make sure that it’s stating whole wheat, whole oat, whole corn, any of
those, whole grains, whole barley will let you know that the product is really what it
is. So I encourage you to not pay attention so much to food claims but really watch the
ingredient list.