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Why Is There No Nutrition Facts Panel on Some Food Labels?

In the National Labeling and Education Act, certain foods are exempt from nutrition labeling. These include:

  • Ready-to-eat food that is not for immediate consumption but is prepared on site. For example, products from bakeries and delis or candy store items.
  • Food that do not contain significant amounts of nutrients. For example, coffee, tea and some spices.
  • Foods produced by businesses that meet certain criteria (business size, annual sales) may be exempt from nutrition labeling unless they make a health claim or nutrient content claim.

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