Nutrition Labels To Undergo First Overhaul in 20 Years
On Thursday, the Obama administration unveiled a set of proposed updates to nutrition label standards on most food packages, the first major overhaul in 20 years. Among other changes, the proposal would affect how calorie counts are displayed and change listed serving sizes to more accurately reflect consumers' consumption habits. FDA is accepting public comments for the 90 days and it could take three years for the new rules to be fully implemented.
- "U.S. Proposes Major Update to Food Labels in Bid To Combat Obesity" (Clarke, Reuters, 2/27).
- "Food Labels To Get First Makeover in 20 Years With New Emphasis on Calories, Sugar" (Eunjung Cha/Thompson, Washington Post, 2/27).
- "Food Labels Set for New Look" (Burton/Gasparro, Wall Street Journal, 2/27).