The New Nutrition Facts Label: An Overview
That just ends up confusing consumers. Packages of food or beverages containing between one to two servings are required to label the contents as one serving. Blue Light Officially Linked to Cancer. Learn more about WP BrandStudio. Those that claim to be a good source of a nutrient must have a minimum of 10 percent of the DV. New episodes every Tuesday. There's exciting news from the FDA this morning -- they have finalized a new, updated Nutrition Facts Label that will be going on packaged foods across the U.
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The debate over the Nutrition Facts deadline has exposed some interesting schisms in industry. Brad Figel, vice president of public affairs for Mars in North America, said the company had been devoting employees and resources to the new labels since they were finalized in Many other large food companies have also begun designing and printing the labels, anticipating a deadline. Mars executives are concerned that the existence of two labels in the market will confuse consumers.
That just ends up confusing consumers. That scenario is already beginning to play out in restaurants and grocery stores, where companies who scrambled to get calorie counts on their menus suddenly found themselves, as of late April, competing with chains who had done no such thing. California Pizza Kitchen has, for instance, already printed menus with nutritional information listed next to the price, according to Politico.
If the sugar concentration is less than what would be expected, the added sugar declaration would be zero. Products that whole fruits or other fruit ingredients in which a whole fruit is processed and physically broken down into smaller pieces but in which the sugar has not been concentrated, such as fruit spreads, are excluded from the definition of added sugars. If a product contains less than one gram of added sugar per serving and if no claims are made about sweeteners, sugars, added sugars or sugar alcohol content, no label declaration of added sugars is required.
Sugar content in fermented beverages, such as beer and kombucha, are also addressed. If a fermented drink contains only sugars that meet the definition of added sugars, then the amount of sugars present in a serving of the product after fermentation must be declared as both total and added sugars. The Sugar Association, an industry trade group, has been vocal in its disapproval of the new sugar regulations.
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