Understanding New Food Labels

Understanding New Food Labels

Back in May 2016, the FDA released new food labels which include details such as how much sugar is actual in your food.

By which they mean, these food labels actually now recognize that that one can of soda will be consumed in one sitting, therefore it should be recognized as one portion, not two.

That’s because many of the new labels will have to reflect what people really eat, not what they should eat. So even if a package of caramel corn is meant to serve six, the label will have to acknowledge that it’s most likely going to be scarfed down by a single person.

The new labels also include information on Vitamin D and potassium but Vitamin A and C will no longer be required. There will also be information on how to cut back on sugar.

But do not expect to see these labels on all food products yet. ” “Most food manufacturers will be required to use the new label by July 26, 2018,” the FDA said.”

You can read all about these new food label changes here.

 

 

 

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