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What should I do if there's no nutrition label on food I buy?

Mary Mullen
Nutrition & Dietetics
Nutrition facts and the ingredients list appear on almost every packaged food in the food market. Labels are not legally required on fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry, and seafood, but these foods may be labeled voluntarily with nutrition information, either on the package or on a poster or a pamphlet displayed nearby. If you don’t find this information in your supermarket, ask the store manager to start providing it or check the product’s website. In addition, many restaurants offer nutrition information either on their menu or on their websites.
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