Key Changes to be Aware of

1.       More Realistic Serving Sizes

a. New serving sizes will be better aligned with what people actually consume, rather than what they are suggested to consume

2.       Total Calories More Noticeable

a. The number of calories will be displayed in larger font to make it more noticeable to the consumer

3.       Calories from Fat Removed

a.  The FDA has removed the "calories from fat" in response to research which shows that the type of fat is more important than the quantity consumed

4.       Fiber Daily Value (%DV) Increased

a. The daily values for dietary fiber will reflect the new dietary guidelines. Daily value for fiber has increased from 25g to 28g

5.       Daily Value Changes for Vitamins & Minerals

a. All micronutrients will now be declared in both the quantitative amount and percent daily value. Vitamin D and potassium will now be required on labels, while Vitamin A and C are no longer required,although manufacturers may voluntarily label them

6.       Added Sugars Now Required

a. The category "Added Sugars" is now required on the label in grams and as a %DV. The FDA is renaming"Sugars" to "Total Sugars" to differentiate the two

7.       Updated Footnote

a. The footnote has changed to provide more context and to better explain how the product fits within a 2,000 calorie diet

Most companies are required to be compliant with new Nutrition Facts label by January 1st, 2020. For companies with less than 10 million dollars in annual total sales, the date is extended to January 1st, 2021

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