FOOD LABELING AND WHAT DO THEY MEAN

Food labels are everywhere today and can be quite confusing. Knowing what a label means is difficult especially when companies are constantly changing them up to get you to buy their products.

And meat is the worst so.....

We have put together some meanings and what to look for to better help give you an idea. And always remember, if a word looks unfamiliar or new to you, you should always research it first.

Healthy.....labels stating that is healthy must be low in saturated fat and contain limited amount of cholesterol and sodium. Certain ones must contain 10% of Vitamins and Minerals like Vit A or C, iron, calcium, protein, or fiber. Without reading the label, you could be getting gmo's, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavoring, dyes, etc.

Natural....there are no current standards for this type of labeling except on meat and poultry products. They are minimally processed and can not contain artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or other artificial ingredients per USDA guidelines however natural foods are not necessarily sustainable, organic, humanely raised, or free of antibiotics or hormones.