Diet Hazards can Result from Confusing Food Labels
EMSL Analytical offers food testing services for manufacturers, processors, distributors and retailers to ensure foods are safe, free of allergens and to make sure that products are labeled properly.
Last month MSNBC.com published an article entitled, “Confusing food labels can hide diet hazards”. The article proposes that food engineers do not always want people to understand exactly what they are consuming. According to the article, “If a food manufacturer removes a product’s sodium, for instance, it typically has to boost the sugar content to keep the taste desirable, according to Joanne L. Slavin, a nutrition professor at the University of Minnesota. So any way you look at it, the equation is simple and designed to make you fail: More Sugar + more fat + more salt = less nutrition.”
One company that has been helping the food industry provide accurate food labeling solutions is EMSL Analytical, Inc. Since 1981, EMSL Analytical has been offering testing services to the general public, industry and regulators. EMSL offers a comprehensive range of analytical testing services. This testing helps ensure public safety and helps keep companies in compliance with food safety regulations. Testing services include:
- Food Chemistry & Microbiology
- Nutritional Analysis & Labeling
- Shelf Life Studies
- Food Adulteration, GMO & Quality Control
- FDA Import Detention Services
- Food Allergens & Toxins
As one of the nation’s largest food testing laboratories, EMSL Analytical has dedicated significant resources to help educate professionals and the public about food safety and nutritional labeling. “When consumers are given good information about the nutritional value of the food that is in front of them, they will usually make wise decisions,” reported Joe Frasca, Senior Vice President, Marketing at EMSL Analytical. “EMSL offers complete labeling services to help companies that are part of the Grocery Manufacturing Association’s (GMA) and the Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI) labeling initiative that was announced last year.”
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a nationally recognized and locally focused provider of environmental and materials testing services and products to professionals and the general public. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations as well as state and federal regulating bodies.