New US FDA Guidance for Nutrition Facts label

04 April 2018

The commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Scott Gottlieb, has issued new guidance on the proposed Nutrition Facts label to help food manufacturers to make the necessary changes by the upcoming compliance dates.
The new Nutrition Facts label incorporates the latest evidence-based information on nutrients, such as added sugars, to provide consumers with more information regarding their food choices. Whereas, for example, the old label lists total grams of sugars, it didn’t distinguish between sugars that are naturally occurring in foods like fruits and vegetables and sugars that meet the definition of added sugars (Nutrition Insight, 2 March 2018).
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