NIH Launches Database for Labels of Food Products
This entry was posted on June, 21 2013.
New Database Provides Information about Labels of Food Products
The U.S. National Institutes of Health recently launched a database for consumers, researchers and medical professionals to search and organize labels of food products. According to NIH, the Dietary Supplement Label Database allows individuals to look up approximately 17,000 dietary supplements, such as vitamins, herbs and minerals. The database lists product contents as well as additional information about proper supplement use.
The database is a result of consumer demand for increased visibility about dietary supplements. However, according to Food Navigator, many customers report there is often too much information on product labels. While finding relevant information about nutrition on an item label can be difficult, the new database offers consumers another resource to boost their healthy eating.
NIH Creates Resource for Food Sticker Labels
The Dietary Supplement Label Database allows consumers and healthcare providers to understand food sticker labels and ensure their proper use through a free and comprehensive resource. The database includes the various forms of supplements as well as research into the product and health-related claims.