It’s 2020, you know what that means?! The deadline has officially passed for several manufacturers to switch to a new Nutrition Facts label. manufacturers with $10+ million in sales were required to switch by January 1st . The FDA has allowed an additional 6 months to meet the new requirements and will work with the manufacturers as opposed to focusing on enforcement.
This label is designed so that consumers are able to make better informed food choices.
The number of servings to appear larger and bolder
The total number of calories to be larger
Daily values have been updated
Must now include any added sugars
Nutrient requirements and the addition of listing the actual amount
Updated Daily Value footnote
Serving Sizes Updated
Must be based on amount of foods and beverages that people are actually eating, not what they should be eating
Packages between 1-2 servings will be required to be labeled as one serving as that is what people typically eat in one sitting
Products larger than single servings will have to provide dual column labels to inform consumers of the amount of nutrients and calories per serving and per package/unit
For more detailed information and additional resources regarding the new nutrition labels, you can visit the FDA’s website here.
Alex Szoeke has served as a Marketing Specialist at PrimeroEdge for over 2 years. She has previously worked in the foodservice industry as both a server and supervisor, having earned her ServSafe Managers Certification in 2015. She received her bachelor's degree in Corporate Communications from the University of Houston and later completed a 6-month Full Stack Web Development Bootcamp through the University of Texas.