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Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labeling.
Dietary reference intakes : guiding principles for nutrition labeling and fortification / Committee on Use of Dietary Reference Intakes in Nutrition Labeling, Food and Nutrition Board.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0-309-09132-2 (hardcover) — ISBN 0-309-09143-8 (pbk.) — ISBN 0-309-52962-X (pdf)
1. Food—Labeling. 2. Nutrition. I. Title.
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