The FDA just announced that they plan to publish a proposed rule to update the Nutrition Facts label by the end of 2012. This rule will reflect the FDA’s ideas about how to change the Nutrition Facts label. It is expected that the FDA will look at serving sizes, daily values and format changes. In addition, they might add new nutrients to the label.
Remember that the Nutrition Facts label is a requirement by the government for manufacturers. This information differs from various front-of-packaging labels that groups of manufacturers and other entities have added to packages recently. One example of this type of labeling is Facts Up Front. This front-of-packaging labeling is not required by the government and is voluntary.
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Contributor: Ellen Schuster, M.S., R.D., Associate State Specialist, University of Missouri Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-882-1933