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New Nutrition Labels Proposed

The administration is proposing new nutrition labels with the aim to more accurately reflect what people actually eat. 

The proposed label would make calorie counts on labels more prominent and any sugars added by manufacturers would be required to be on the label.  There would be an “avoid too much” category for saturated fats, trans fats, cholesterol, sodium, and added sugar and a “get enough” section with vitamin D, potassium, calcium, iron, and fiber. 

Vitamin C and vitamin A listings would no longer be required.  Portion size would be changed for products.  An example would be soda.  Both a 12-oz. and 20-oz. sodas would be considered a single serving.


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that by law, serving sizes must be based on actual consumption, not some ideal.

There will be a 90-day public comment period.  Once the regulation is final, companies would have two years to comply. 

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