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What thresholds apply for labelling of possible contaminants in a sanitizing product?

In labelling an isopropanol hand sanitizer in the UK (which I gather would be regulated as a biocide in the EU, not a cosmetic), should a contaminant of one of the ingredients be listed on my ...
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What abbreviations for pill types are there, and what do they mean?

Looking through my prescription history, the first time I was prescribed a particular drug the label said "20 Mg Tab Auro". The second and third times it said "20 Mg Tab Nort". What's the difference? ...
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RAE vs IU in Vitamin descriptions

Reading an article about Vitamin-A: Vitamin A Fact Sheet for Health Professionals The following acronym RAE in: RDAs for vitamin A are given as mcg of retinol activity equivalents (RAE) to account ...
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I am confused about this hot sauce nutrition label

So I know calorie rounding is a thing. Although I don't know how it really works. Something like if it's under 5 calories you can put it as zero, correct? Regardless why is it, in the per 100 grams ...
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Is this nutritional information wrong?

I am attaching the pictures of the ingredients and nutritional information of a chicken wrap. I am very surprised by the value of the carbohydrates, since it is much higher (around 50) for other wraps ...
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Does “sodium” content on nutrition labels refer to the ion Na+ or to the full molecule NaCl?

Does "sodium" content on nutrition labels refer to the ion Na+ or to the full molecule NaCl? So, for example, a 20 fluid ounce bottle of Coke currently says that it has 75mg of "Sodium" in it. Does ...
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What is the meaning of “WES” “LEG” or “CAD” written next to a prescription?

I have 2 prescriptions of Predinisone, and on one of them it is written, "PredniSONE 5MG TAB WES" and on another one it is written, "PREDNISONE 10MG TAB CAD." Are they the same formula and only differ ...
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Genetically Modified Banana?

Recently I found a bag of banana chips and started looking at the ingredients as always, and to my surprise it says it's "Produced with Genetic Engineering"! What's a GMO banana? And more importantly,...
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Nutrition Facts and Fatty acides

Iam living in France, and I am having a difficulty understanding the label of nutrition facts. The following are two labels of two different products: My problem is that I am unable to determine ...
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How to calculate nutrition fact?

I'm not sure i'm posting on the right place and I don't really know what it is called. I just wondering. How the cuurent food company calculated the nutrition information of they food? In my opinion: ...
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Why do non-sugary cereals contain twice the iron of sugary cereals?

I've noticed a pattern that sugary and non-sugary cereals are typically enriched with the same levels of every vitamin EXCEPT iron, which is typically twice as high in the non-sugary cereals. Here ...
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Does High Fructose Corn Syrup show up in the sugar value on Nutrition Facts?

I noticed some sodas have a sugar value of say 35g. Then under sweeteners they list Sugar and High Fructose Corn Syrup. Is the HFCS part of that 35g or is that 35g of actual sugar and then an ...
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Mult-vitamin with more than 100% of daily recommended amount?

There are vitamins with 150% of Vit C or whatever (and sometimes even advertised with that as a plus!) If the vitamin contains more than 100% of the RDA, does it get averaged out over the week?
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International drug labeling guidelines

Are there any international guidelines regarding the labeling of drugs and pharmaceuticals?
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How to read U.S. Dietary Guidelines Tables?

The U.S. Government publishes the Dietary Guidelines for nutrition. I am unclear on how to interpret the tables for Healthy Eating Patterns. Can you clarify how I read the data? Looking at Table A3-1....
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Do green powders maintain nutritional values?

I really love to drink green smoothies. I usually put in a generous amount of fresh parsley or fresh spinach leaves and I like it very much. I saw that you can buy some green powders in order to mix ...
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Magnesium in Cow's Milk

I have read online that cow's milk is a good source of Magnesium. Example: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/13-foods-high-magnesium/story?id=30567212 However, the nutrition labels for various brands ...
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Are tobacco packaging warning messages improving health of society?

Are there any countries with law not requiring such warnings? If yes, were there conducted any smokers-related studies?
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Calories of McDonald's Big Mac vs. Quarter Pounder with Cheese [closed]

Friends wanted to go to McDonalds to eat. To find some healthier choices, I looked at the calorie, protein, fat, trans fat, carbohydrate, sugar, and cholesterol content of some of the items. I ...
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What do the European reference intake values used for food labels actually mean?

In the European Union, food labeling is currently harmonized by Regulation 1169/2011. In it, the Reference Intakes or RI (previously Guideline Daily Amount or GDA) are defined as follows: Energy or ...
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How do you read a US nutrition label?

I want to clean up my diet, and be more aware of what I'm eating and how much, but I'm not sure how to read a nutrition label. I see the breakdowns of various vitamins, the calories and the ...
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What are the most common sources of added sugars?

I am also interested in removing as much added sugar from my diet as possible, however I am unfamiliar with what constitutes an added sugar when I look at an ingredient label. Other than the ...