It has been over 20 years since the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act was passed requiring that all foods contain facts on the product labeling to promote education and health awareness when choosing products.
After numerous petitions for an updated Nutrition Facts label, a proposal was made last spring and is in the final stages on a ruling; from that ruling we expect to see major changes in food labeling with the hopes that consumer health and education will improve. The major focuses with label changes that this bill addresses are:
Updating serving size requirements
Included “Added Sugars” to the label
Removing “Calories from Fat”
Revised daily values of nutrients
Many other changes are going to be required but we are highlighting the more important ones. The overall look of the label will still resemble the one we are accustomed to seeing over the years with some emphasis on certain fields. ( See proposed image below)
These label implementations will be provided a reasonable deadline but without the proper processes or experience it can be a challenging task for most organizations. It is also important to note that imported foods will need to meet all of these new requirements as well. Pragmatyxs has assisted many organizations with revisions to compliance labeling. If you have questions or would like more information please contact us.
For more information on the proposed changes click the link below.