New proposed nutrition labels are here!

In a follow-up to an earlier blog entry this week, yesterday the Food and Drug Administration announced new proposed food labels. On the labels, calories and servings per container are more prominently displayed in a larger size. The new labels will also clarify that the nutrition information listed is for one serving, specifying the serving size directly, instead of leading the consumer to possibly assume that the nutrition information is for the entire container. In addition, added sugars were proposed to be added to the label to complement total sugars. To comment on the proposed labels, go to www.regulations.gov within the next 90 days. Proposed nutrition facts label from the FDA:

Nutrition Facts Label Proposed Format (350x660)

Image courtesy of the FDA.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm387114.htm

 

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