FDA Proposes New Nutrition Facts Label

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For the first time in two decades the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to significantly update Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods.

FDA Proposes New Nutrition Facts Label

New Nutrition Facts

Old Nutrition Facts

For the first time in two decades the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to significantly update Nutrition Facts labels on packaged foods that better reflect the latest scientific information, which includes the link between diet and obesity and heart disease. The proposed change would replace outdated serving sizes to make them more in line with how much people actually consume. The change would also highlight key parts of the labels, particularly calories and serving size.

"Our guiding principle here is very simple: that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store, pick up an item off the shelf, and be able to tell whether it's good for your family," said First Lady Michelle Obama says in an FDA press release. "So this is a big deal, and it's going to make a big difference for families all across this country."

Other key changes to the Nutrition Facts labels are as follows, taken directly from the FDA:

The last change to Nutrition Facts labels came back in 2006 when information on trans fats were required to appear on the labels.

The FDA is accepting public comment on the proposed changes for 90 days, starting February 27.

What do you think about the proposed changes?

Nutrients->Food label
Mar 13, 2014
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