Results from the FDA Food Safety and Nutrition Survey (FSANA) have been released. The survey assesses consumers’ understanding of topics concerning food safety and nutrition. The survey findings help inform and shape decision-making to promote and protect public health.
Here are some key findings that relate to nutrition analysis:
- Eighty-seven percent of respondents have looked at the Nutrition Facts label. In addition to watching calories, consumers also look for total sugar, sodium and serving size. They use the panels to get an overall idea of the nutritional content of the food and to compare one product to another.
- Seventy percent of consumers have seen menu labeling and 53 percent have used the data to assist with their choices. Most used the information to avoid ordering high calorie menu items.
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