After more than 20 years, the FDA has made changes to the nutrition facts label in an effort to help consumers make more informed choices on the food they purchase.

Food manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual food sales will need to use the new label by July 26, 2018 and those with less than $10 million will have an additional year to comply with the new standards.

The changes that have been made to the nutrition facts label will include the following:

  • A refreshed design with a larger font size for calories, servings per container, and the serving size.
  • More realistic serving sizes that are reflective of how much people tend to eat in a sitting.
  • The inclusion of “added sugars” to nutrition labels.
  • Updated daily values for nutrients such as sodium & fiber as well as an updated list of nutrients that must be listed.
  • The removal of “calories from fat” on new nutrition facts labels.

Click here for more information about the new changes to the nutrition facts label.

The time to begin thinking about creating your product’s new nutrition fact label is now! Contact us today to see how Alpine Packaging can help make your nutrition facts label FDA compliant.

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