On the 20th of May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated changes for the Nutrition Facts label for packaged food products.
Let’ stake a look at some of the changes that need to be on the Nutrition Facts Table.
Update on the Nutrition Facts Table Information
The following is some of the information that needs to be updated on the Table.
- The ‘Added Sugars’ should be included on the food label in terms of both grams and percent Daily Value.
- It is important to mention ‘Total Fat’, ‘Saturated Fat’ and ‘Trans Fat’. The ‘Calories from Fat’ can be removed from the label. The type of fat is more important than the volume off at.
- The nutrients list should mention Vitamin D and potassium along with calcium and iron. Vitamins A and C can be included at the manufacturer’s discretion.
- The daily values for sodium, Vitamin D, and dietary fiber needs to be updated. This update is based on the latest scientific evidence from the Institute of Medicine and the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Report.
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