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FDA Announces Changes to Food Labels

May. 20, 2016

FDA Announces Changes to Food Labels

The FDA recently announced new label requirements for the manufacture’s nutrition facts label. The new labels will list added sugar, calories and better serving size information. The revised nutrition facts label for packaged foods will reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will also make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.

The new labels will be required by July 26, 2018 for manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual food sales, and the year after for those with less. Foods imported to the United States will need to follow the new requirements as well. Read more…

Nutrition Facts Label