Problems with Food Labeling

The article Review of thousands of food items leads companies to pull products from shelves discusses how the Chicago Tribune found mislabeled products at stores in the Chicago area. The Tribune reviewed labels and conducted laboratory tests, alerting manufacturers to problems. As a result, some manufacturers are recalling products or changing the labels. The article also offers five lessons for people trying to protect themselves or their children from foods which are hazardous to their health. Those lessons, which are elaborated on in the article, are:

  1. Label errors abound
  2. Technically, some labels confuse
  3. Oats are often tainted with wheat
  4. Beware of imports
  5. Skip unlabeled food

The article is a good reminder that despite food labeling laws, food is not always labeled as it should be. It’s our responsibility to be diligent about reading labels, knowing terms, and using both caution and common sense.

About Linda Etherton

Linda has been gluten free since 2000 when I was diagnosed with celiac disease which propelled me into the world of gluten-free cooking and baking. I am convinced that gluten-free food can and should be delicious, and I never apologize for serving it.
Connect with Linda online: Facebook | Google+ | Twitter


  1. William Beverly says:

    Hi — Thanks for noting this issue on your Blog. I agree that is very important that WE each do our part in this struggle.
    I also have a blog at
    Stop by some time.

If you have a question about a recipe (especially substitutions and nutritional information), please read my FAQ page before asking the question in a comment.

Speak Your Mind


Gluten-Free Products on Amazon Help support this site (at no additional cost to you) and start your purchase here.

Amazon affiliate link

Enter your Email for free updates.


Custom Search