Multiple news sources are reporting on the proposed changes to the FDA’s nutrition label today. And though it’s a hot conversation for both consumers and food product manufacturers, it will be a while before the actual implementation of the food label takes place. Following a 90 day comment period for those who want to give feedback to the FDA, initial estimates are around two years before we see the new label on products.
What are the changes that will most affect food formulators?
- Changes to serving sizes to better reflect consumption.
- Removal of calories from fat from the label.
- Addition of added sugars section to the carbohydrates section
- Declaring the actual amount of mandatory and voluntary vitamins and minerals.
- A slight reduction of sodium daily value from 2400 to 2300 mg.
Check out these stories:
Proposed Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label (FDA.gov)
First Look: The FDA’s Nutrition Label Gets A Makeover (NPR.org – radio spot and article)
Nutrition fact label changes proposed by FDA (cbsnews.com)
Nutrition Facts panel overhaul gets under way (foodbusinessnews.net)
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