Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Learn how to recognize when ingredients are hidden. Guest blog by Allison Jorgens

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 By: Allison Jorgens, P.H.Ec.
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Tip #5

Learn how to recognize when ingredients are hidden. In Canada ingredients can be hidden behind class names (i.e. colour, vegetable oil, sulphites,), ingredients exempt from component declarations when found in prepackaged products (i.e. flour, margarine, prepared meats), and preparations exempt from component declarations (i.e. natural flavours). Check out the impact hidden ingredients can have by clicking here: You should think twice about natural flavours.
Allison Jorgens is a Professional Home Economist holding a degree in nutritional sciences. She has been working as a food label specialist for grocers and food manufactures in Canada for nearly a decade. Over the past ten years, Allison has reviewed thousands of food labels for many of Canada’s leading private-label grocery brands, large and small manufacturers, distributors, and a variety of importers. It is this wide-ranging experience in regulatory-compliance label reviews that makes her knowledge unique—and her perspective all the more shocking. As a concerned parent and advocate of leading a healthful lifestyle, Allison recommends that all consumers empower themselves with the knowledge needed to make more healthful and informed choices.

Allison sits on the board of directors of The Food Label Movement and the Ontario Home Economics Association. She is a proud member of the Ontario Home Economics Association, Ontario Home Economists in Business Association, Prince Edward Island Home Economics Association, and sits on the advisory council for Eating Disorders of York Region.

"Look at this label on my box of salt, guess what it has in it! Yep, SUGAR! Always read your labels."- Melony Teague 
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1 comment:

  1. Seriously, Salt was one label I really didn't think I'd need to read. I'm happy I'm now wiser, but sad that I need to be. Is there any sort of reason for it other than to enhance taste?


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