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Understanding Food Ingredients

By September 15, 2012

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The International Food Information Council has released a new consumer resource entitled What's in Our Food: Understanding Common Food Ingredients. This handy document describes how and why certain food ingredients are used and how the USDA and FDA determine if they are safe to eat and if the foods that contain them are accurately labeled. You can download it here: What's in Our Food: Understanding Common Food Ingredients

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