Do products truly live up to claims on their labels?

In 2009 a law was passed to try and create transparency into product labeling but this law has not been adhered to. This is according to Robyn Smith, founder of an online organic and natural products shop, Faithful to Nature.

The fact of the matter is a single preservative can have so many different variants as to how it is labeled

Robyn Smith, founder of an online organic and natural products shop, Faithful to Nature

Smith says people to need to make sure that there is a full ingredients list on the product, and have basic idea of how to read ingredients labels.

The first third of the ingredients list makes up about 90 - 95% of what is actually in the product. The second third makes up 5% to 8% and the last third makes up the remainder...

Robyn Smith, founder of an online organic and natural products shop, Faithful to Nature

It is often the products in the lowest percentage that have the potential to course the most damage, says Smith.

She says preparing our own food is the safest way, but when push comes to shove it is better to opt for frozen food rather than canned food.

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