Americans are becoming more health-conscious, and many depend on the Food and Drug Administration’s Nutrition Facts label for nutritional guidance. The labels have always provided consumers with details, including calories per serving, serving sizes and vitamin content. However, new research has found that the information provided by the Nutrition Facts label isn’t as helpful as intended.
In 2016, the FDA announced that it would make significant changes to the Nutrition Facts label, and food manufacturers would be required to follow these changes by 2018. These modifications reflect new understanding of Americans’ dietary habits as well as what constitutes a balanced diet. For those in the food industry, understanding why these changes were necessary is important for maintaining compliance with FDA regulations. The following guide details the new Nutrition Facts label.
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