We have posted previously on the potential changes on the Nutrition Facts label. The Nutrition Facts label is one of the most commonly read and recognized labels in the U.S.
While the overall design of the Nutrition Facts label will stay the same the content within the label will see some changes, here are some highlights of the new rules:
- Sugar will now be broken into Total Sugar and Added Sugars
- Added Sugars will declare the amount by grams as well as a Daily Reference Value in percent
- Vitamin D and Potassium will be added while Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Calcium will be removed
- There will be a revision of the formatting to emphasize the term “Calories”
The FDA’s final ruling will be effective on July 26, 2018 for those companies with sales greater than $10 million and July 26, 2019 for those manufacturers with sales below $10 Million.
While these changes don’t impose a major change to your current label requirements it can be a large task if the label data and templates are not centralized. The Pragmatyxs team has many successful ventures in labeling implementation and modifications. With experienced label designers and an experienced development team Pragmatyxs is available to assist for these implementations and changes.