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There is preliminary epidemiological evidence that increasing lutein and zeaxanthin intake lowers the risk of cataract development. Two meta-analyses confirm a correlation between high diet content or high serum concentrations of lutein and zeaxanthin and a decrease in the risk of cataract.

The AREDS2 trial enrolled subjects at risk for progression to advanced age-related macular degeneration. Overall, the group getting lutein 10 mg and zeaxanthin 2 mg were NOT less likely to progress to needing cataract surgery. The authors speculated that there may be a cataract prevention benefit for people with low dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, but recommended more research.

Lutein is a natural part of human diet when orange-yellow fruits and leafy green vegetables are consumed. As a food additive , lutein has the E number Eb INS number b and is extracted from the petals of African marigold Tagetes erecta. Some foods contain relatively high amounts of lutein: Food and Drug Administration nor the European Food Safety Authority consider lutein an essential nutrient or have acted to set a tolerable upper intake level.

The lutein market is segmented into pharmaceutical, dietary supplement, food, pet food, and animal and fish feed. In the dietary supplement industry the major market is for products with claims of helping maintain eye health.

Newer applications are emerging in oral and topical products for skin health. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved 10 August Progress in Retinal and Eye Research. Annual Review of Nutrition. In the s the "Consumers Right to Know Act" touched on product dating. In the late s the media gain raised consumer awareness and, by association, confusion, over the plethora of extant dating systems.

They are as confusing as they were 40 years ago. Odonna Mathews, who worked with Mrs. Peterson as a University of Maryland undergraduate intern and now holds Mrs.

Peterson's old position at Giant, said: Mathews said, she worked with Mrs. Peterson on the grade labeling of food. Peterson persuaded the supermarket to disclose what seafood had been previously frozen, a widespread practice now but one not in use before then. B7 "A bill requiring open dating has 'better prospects' than in the two previous legislative sessions when he introduced similar bills, according to State Sen. Beilenson D-Los Angeles , and the bill is winning support from a new group--consumers In previous years his open dating bills were killed in the Agricultural Committee Shirley Doldinger, president of the Assn.

But in her opinion, voluntary open dating by the food industry is preferable. If industry denies the consumer this information the consumer becomes suspicious. Following a shopping tour of five markets to check date information, Mrs. Goldinger found some reason to distrust dating practices. First, she found several packages long past the date still in market refrigerators. The California Rural Legal Assistance lawyers filed a suit in San Francisco last December asking for a court order to require certain dairy companies to open date their produtcs We've talked with Richard Ralphs after Ralphs markets began to open date their products, and he said they had no problem, that buyers just had to be more careful about ordering milk.

Valley Gold a dairy company has been calendar dating since H6 [] "If the only milk left on the supermarket shelf has today's date on it, then does that mean the milk will spoil by tomorrow?

And why does the dates on dry cereal follwo the phrase, 'best if used by' but there is no such phrase, only a date, on cottage cheese? Well simply becasue dates on different food products mean different things.

But in each case, the aim of the open-dating is to reveal the freshness of the product. Who determines the date? Not the federal government, as many shoppers assume, but usually the manufacturer, retailer, or an association of producers for a specific product.

Open-dating is voluntary under federal law, and only meat, poultry, and milk come under any type of ruling. There area four types of open-dating in common use: Having all these dates seems to have only added to consuers' confusion since the open-dating system began.

In fact, the recent food labeling hearings by the federal Food and Drug dwelled on open-dating to a deree. As one FDA spokesman said, 'the dates mean so many different things, they end up not meaning a thing.

Pull date--this indicates the last recommended day for sale in a retail outlet. This date is set by the manufacturer or retailer to allow for sufficient home storage or use. This date is most often found on dairy products milk, cottage cheese Deli foods such as lunchmeats and sausage may also come with dating After that the retailer must remove it from the shelf.

This indicates the last day at which that food item is considered at peak quality. Dry cereals, for example, are labeled as such Expiration date--Indicaataes the last date on which the product should be used for assured quality Pack date--Indicates the day on which the food was processed or packaged. This simply is another indicataion of how fresh the merchandise is and can be found mostly on canned foods As with all dates, they are merel freshness indicators.

Following storage guidelines for individual food times is the best way to insure freshness. C4 "While the simple shelf-life dating of food may increase consumer confidence in the quality of the product, it may have little bearing on the food's safety.

This conclusion was one of the major findings of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment in a report made public yesterday following an investigation into shelf-life dating. The investigation sought to test the widespread belief that replacing the food industry's present system of largely indecipherable coded dates with clearly understandable open dates on food packages would help increase consumer confidence in food freshness, and encourage better handling of food products by retailers.

Open shelf-life dating involves putting dates on food packages to tell retailers and consumers when the contents should best be sold or eaten to insure freshness, The dates may say when the product was packaged, when it should be sold and the date that it should be discarded if uneaten. Some form of open dating, generally involving dairy products, now is in effect in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

Some food processors also have put open dates on selected food products, including numerical or color codes to aid in inventory control. But the report said there was considerable confusion because of the lack of a uniform dating system. The present systems vary widely as to the foods to be dated, the dates to be used and their meaning The report which was preapared at the request of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, said 'There are no nationwide statistics on the amount of food sold that is not fresh' According to the report, New York is one of those states that have no dating system at all.

New Jersey requires the open dating of dairy productcs and Connecticut orders the open dating of milk. As to other overall findings, the report found that: Pressure for open dating stems from public perceptions that this would insure food freshness, which may not be abolutely correct. Open dating fails to take into account the influence of such environmental factors as temperature, humidity and light and is unlikely to 'in the near furture.

The costs of open dating are small and unclear 'but nonetheless may add from 1 to 1 cent to the costs of each packaged food. Lyons, New York Times , August 29, p. C8 [] "Although freshness dates are used by many shoppers when buying food, they actually tell very little about a product's shelf life, says Lloyd Witter, food science professor at the University of Illinois.

Shelf life varies with the age and type of ingredients used, the process, the package, the environmental conditions during distribution and storage as well as the consumer's preference as to how fresh is "fresh. After that, the responsibility shifts to the wholesaler, retailer and the consumer, Witter says.

Many food packages already indicate in code the date they were processed to help supermarket personnel rotate stock and to identify defective merchandise in the event of a product recall.

Witter says the issue of food dating has been debated for 30 years. Consumers have urged that actual dates be used to indicate a product's freshness. The types of dating systems that have been proposed are the pack date, sell-by date or best-if-used by date. For this reason he thinks the best dating system would be the "best-if-used-by" date.

This indicates that the food is still safe although possibly of lower quality after that time. According to Witter, the use-by date incorrectly implies that the product is of high quality until that date regardless of any storage problems and that it becomes unpalatable or dangerous after that date. The pack date tells when food was packed and leaves it up to the consumer to decide how long after that date the food is still of high quality.

This is the coded date most often used for stock rotation. Many states now require a sell-by date, also called the pull date, on certain foods. After this date, the store manager must remove the package from his regular retail shelves and either dispose of it or sell it at a reduced price in a segregated part of the store.

Food dating can be misleading and cause unnecessary problems in some cases, Witter says. Dating information depends on whether the food is perishable, semi- perishable or shelf stable, Witter says. Milk, eggs and fish are classified as perishable, and most states limit the length of time they may remain on shelves or in coolers. Requirements vary among states, however, and the actual temperature in a given cooler or the length of time the food is left outside the cooler will determine whether the product actually retains its high quality for the stated time.

Similar considerations also apply to semiperishable foods such as cheese, cured meats, some pickled foods and snack foods. Even shelf stable food, such as canned goods, dried foods and breakfast cereals, can lose their quality if exposed to high temperatures and humidity, especially if their protective packaging is damaged.

You could just walk to the local bakery and choose a new-baked, fragrant loaf. Today, if you shop in a large market, you probably do a lot more reading than sniffing to judge the freshness of bread--and many other foods as well. Along with the ingredients list, nutrition labeling and other product information, you may find any of six kinds of dates on food packages. Open dating, as this is called, got started in the s as part of the consumers' "right to know" movement.

Designed to inform shoppers of product shelf life and to guide retailers in stock rotation, it can be confusing. Some state and local statutes may require dating of perishable items such as eggs, milk and prepared sandwiches, but this country has no federal regulations and no uniform dating system.

The hodgepodge of codes can befuddle any shopper. Open dating is not the only kind of numbering system manufacturers may employ. Nor is it the same as the Universal Product Code, the small block of parallel lines and numbers found on practically all labels. Instead, open dating is a specific date either printed, stamped or embossed on a product.

Whether on the tops or bottoms of cans, on bottle caps or on the side panels of boxes, open dating is there to help shoppers select products at the store and keep tabs on them at home. The pack date--the day the food was manufactured or processed--tells how old the food is when you buy it. It is generally used on items with a long shelf life: Pack-date information does not tell you how long a product is good or safe to eat, but it is helpful for recalls.

By contrast, the pull date or "sell by" date is the last day a retailer should sell a product as fresh.

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