FDA: Changes Coming to Nutrition Labels

The number of calories on the new labels will be more prominent

   

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) might be changing nutrition labels in order to give more information about food contents.

The agency said that our knowledge about nutrition has changed over the last 20 years and the labels should reflect that. The FDA wants companies to be more specific on how they define and label serving sizes.

A larger emphasis on the number of calories in packaged foods is one of the changes that the agency is expected to make in nutrition labels. The FDA is also looking to add information on the amount of sugar and percentage of whole wheat in food.

The agency has not announced a date for the release of the revised nutrition labels.

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