Do you know what you are eating? If you’ve looked at the back of a food package recently, you may have noticed that the Nutrition Facts label looks different. Calories are bigger and bolder. The serving size is more visible and more accurately reflects the amount people eat. There is also a new line for added sugars, along with a percent daily value that specifies how much of the day’s added sugar limit is in a serving. This is the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) helping you to make informed and wise choices for the health of you and your family.
It has been three years since the FDA first announced these updates. As of January 1, 2020, nearly all packaged foods and beverages made by large manufacturers must comply with the new requirements. Smaller companies have an additional year to transition. The label changes are a win for consumers, a win for public health and even a win for bipartisanship. The Read More