Journal Search Engine
Search Advanced Search Adode Reader(link)
Download PDF Export Citaion korean bibliography PMC previewer
ISSN : 1225-7060(Print)
ISSN : 2288-7148(Online)
Journal of The Korean Society of Food Culture Vol.32 No.3 pp.244-257
DOI : https://doi.org/10.7318/KJFC/2017.32.3.244

Consumer Perception Survey for the Improvement of Nutrition Labeling (Nutrition Comparative Claim) on Sodium Content

Eun- Jin Kang1, Hwa Jung Lee2, Kyung Mi Hwang2, Yong Eui Koo2, Gun-Hee Kim1*
1

Department of Food & Nutrition, Duksung Women's University

2

Nutrition and Functional Food Research Team, National Institute of Food and Drug Safety Evaluation, Ministry of Food and Drug Safety

Corresponding author: Gun-Hee Kim, Department of Food and Nutrition, DukSung Women’s University, 419 Ssangmun-dong, Tobong-gu, Seoul 01369, Korea 82-2-901-8496 82-2-901-8474 ghkim@duksung.ac.kr

Abstract

Nutrition labeling can provide information in order for people to select products suitable for their own health, and sodium content labeling for processed foods is important since sodium is one of the main causes of cardiac diseases. This study had carried out to propose the desirable sodium content labeling by conducting surveys on the awareness of sodium content in processed foods, understanding of sodium content labeling, and requirements for new sodium comparative claims. The survey period was from 12th of September, 2016 through the 24th, during which a self-administered questionnaire survey was given to 1,003 persons through demographic quota sampling by age and region. As a result of the survey, 66.0% of respondents assuring nutrition labeling answered they check sodium content labeling, whereas 83.2% were aware of excessive intake of sodium having a negative effect on health. Exactly 49.9% of respondents answered that the current system for nutrition labeling on processed foods does not help one to understand the content of sodium, whereas 72.9% answered they wanted to compare sodium contents with those of other products when buying or taking processed foods. As 92.5% cited the importance of sodium comparative claims made by processed foods, preparation of a new system for food labeling should be considered by which consumers can easily compare sodium contents with those of other similar products.

가공식품의 나트륨함량표시 개선을 위한 소비자 인식도 조사

강 은진1, 이 화정2, 황 경미2, 구 용의2, 김 건희1*
1

덕성여자대학교 식품영양학과

2

식품의약품안전평가원 영양기능연구팀

초록


    Figure

    Table

    Reference

    1. SH Ahn, HK Kim, KM Kim, JS Yoon, JS Kwon2014Development of Nutrition Education Program for Consumers to Reduce Sodium Intake Applying the Social Cognitive Theory -Based on Focus Group Interviews-Korean J. Society Of Community Nutrition194342360
    2. SH Ahn, JS Kwon, KM Kim, JS Yoon, HK Kim2015Evaluation of Consumer Nutrition Education Program to Reduce Sodium Intake Based on Social Cognitive TheoryKorean. J. Society Of Community Nutrition206433446
    3. MM Bender, BM Derby1992Prevalence of reading nutrition and ingredient information on food labels among adult americans 1982-1988j. Nutrition Education24292297
    4. M Bertino, GK Beauchamp, K Engelman1982Long-term reduction in dietary sodium alters the taste of saltAmerican. J. Clinical Nutrition36611341144
    5. 2015Korea Health Statistics 2015: Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES VI-3)179206
    6. SO Chang2006The Amount of Sodium in the Processed Foods, the Use of Sodium Information on the Nutrition Label and the Acceptance of Sodium Reduced Ramen in the Female College StudentsKorean. J. Nutrition396585591
    7. SO Chang2010Effect of a 6-month Low Sodium Diet on the Salt Taste Perception and Pleasantness, Blood Pressure and the Urinary Sodium Excretion in Female CollegeStudentsKorean. J. Nutrition435433442
    8. 2015Food Sanitation Act Article Revised 18. May 2015112
    9. J Guethrie, JJ Fox, LE Cleveland, S Welsh1995Who uses nutrition labeling and what effect dose label use have on diet quality?J. Nutrition Education27163172
    10. J He, D Gu, J Chen, CE Jaquish, DC Rao, JE Hixson, JC Chen, X Duan, JF Huang, CS Chen, TN Kelly, LA Bazzano, PK Whelton2009Gender difference in blood pressure responses to dietary so- dium intervention in the GenSalt studyJ. Hypertension2714854
    11. SM Hong, JH Lee, HK Kim, RN Yu, JH Seo, EJ Huh, SS Cho, JA Yang2014Study on Sodium Reduction 'Healthy Restaurant for Sodium Reduction'J. Korean DieteticAssociation203174182
    12. HR Jeong2015Policy development and legislation for food and nutrition safety managementFood and Drug Administration
    13. NM Joo, JY Yoon, OS Kim, SH Park, YJ Ko, JY Kim2006A Study on the Awareness of Female-Consumers for Nutrition Labeling SystemKorean. J. Food Culture212209215
    14. JY Kim, YR Kang, MY Lee, HY Paik1990Sodium Intake and Pre- ference for Salty Taste in Elementary School Children Residing in Rural and Urban Areas of KoreaKorean J Nutrition234248256
    15. SY Kim, JH Lee2010Effect of nutrition labeling use on consumer's food choiceJ. Consumer Studies213107128
    16. YS Kim, HY Paik1987Measurement of Na intake in Korean Adult FemalesKorean J Nutrition205341349
    17. 2015Food Labeling Standards (2015-77)
    18. 2015Food Sanitation Act (Act No 13277)
    19. 2016Special Act on Safety Control of Children's Dietary Life (Act No 14024)
    20. PW Sanders2009Dietary salt intake, salt sensitivity, and cardiovas- cular healthJ. Hypertension533442445
    21. DJ Shin, KW Jung, GC Lee, KI Kwon, JY Kim, JW Kim, GI Moon, HK Park, YM Cho, YK Kim2010Understanding and Use of Nutrition Labeling based on One Serving SizeAmong Female Consumers in Seoul AreaKorean. J. Food Culture256725733
    22. 2015Dietary reference intakes for Korean
    23. HE Wardener, GA MacGregor2002Harmful effects of dietary salt in addition to hypertensionJ. Human Hypertension164213 223
    24. EK Yoon2015Policy Trends of Sodium ReductionFood Industry and Nutrition20267
    25. SM Yun2013New Salt Strategy In U.K. Korea Institute for Health and Social AffairsHealth and welfare policy forum1998392
    26. SM Yun2014Analysis Trend for New Sodium Reduction Strategy In U.S.A. Korea Institute for Health and Social AffairsHealth and welfare policy forum209106114