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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:53 PM

I suspect this is going to ruin a lot of peoples' year, especially having to edit a bazillion labels:







FDA proposes updates to Nutrition Facts label on food packages

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label also would replace out-of-date serving sizes to better align with how much people really eat, and it would feature a fresh design to highlight key parts of the label such as calories and serving sizes.


“Our guiding principle here is very simple: that you as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into your local grocery store, pick up an item off the shelf, and be able to tell whether it’s good for your family,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “So this is a big deal, and it’s going to make a big difference for families all across this country.”


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Posted 07 March 2014 - 12:57 AM



I actually think the new labels are more aesthetically pleasing, but, ugh, the number of different labels we have...

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Posted 07 March 2014 - 03:17 PM

I don't like the use of the slang term "carbs" on an official nutrition facts panel.  Also I don't like the redundancy of stating the serving size twice.  However, I do like the larger size of the calories.

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