U.S. FDA calls for changes in nutritional labels for packaged food

03/3/2014 | Reuters

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to update requirements for the nutritional labels on packaged food for the first time in two decades in an effort to curb obesity and related diseases. The proposal is aimed at ensuring that calorie counts are prominent and that labels reflect typical portion sizes. Food manufacturers would also be required to list the amount of vitamin D and potassium as well as added sugar under the proposed changes, which could take effect in about three years if finalized.

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