Food Labeling Could Help Cut Down Calorie Intake
16 Jan

Food packaging has turned into a very complicated and vital part of the food industry owing to the consumers’ keenness in knowing the product’s composition. The nutrition information is currently the most commonly read section in case of food and drinks. The front-of-pack nutrition information is found to have an impact on the eating behavior or purchasing method. The calories are clearly mentioned on the food labels and it is this number that people notice at first. Obesity is prevalent in almost all countries, especially the Western world, and this has urged many researchers to take up the matter seriously. The experts are trying to influence food choices by changing the food labels through cost-effective intervention. The weight of the people in the US has got medical professionals alarmed.

The food labels can very well explain the calorie content of a product and it is called physical activity calorie equivalent (PACE). The labels can help people think over whether energy intake is necessary. PACE could help people know the importance of physical activity in daily life. For now, the studies might be contradictory but people need to be told about the impact of PACE labeling. The method may not significantly reduce the calorie intake but help in a small way. The PACE food labeling was found to make people choose fewer calorie meals. The marketing and pricing of the products are also being looked into to help people choose wisely.

Similarly, the CPI supports the manufacture of a next-generation smart labeling method to help cut down health risks and food waste throughout the consumable goods industry. CPI along with Mexar Limited and SMEs Intray Limited used timing mechanisms and wet media formulations for the latest Oli-Tec Time Temperature Indicator label (TTI). The innovative label is found to respond to the age and temperature of the goods. The Oli-Tec TTI could change the food industry by offering real-time data for a certain product’s condition during its entire supply chain journey.

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