IMPACT OF NUTRITION LABELLING ON THE EATING HABITS OF NIGERIAN CONSUMERS
Nutrition labelling is the systematic listing of the nutritional contents of foods in line with a regulated standard or format. In the current era of malnutrition and food-related diseases most of which are of public health importance, there's growing consumer awareness of, and attention to, food labels worldwide especially as new (processed) food products continue to emerge on the shelf almost daily. This article reviews what the situation is in Nigeria and highlights ways by which nutrition labels can be better utilized.
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