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(US) New nutrition label
« on: May 20, 2016, 03:42:52 pm »
There's going to be a new version of the nutrition label on food in the US. New information is the "added sugar"--the sugar added to the food, not counting the sugar already in that food.  The calorie count is now in much bigger and bolder type too. 

Potassium and vitamin D are now required listings.

The food industry has until July 2018 to update its labels, however. Consumers are being eased into this in a very leisurely way.

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Re: (US) New nutrition label
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2016, 03:53:48 pm »
Medical News Today (May 23) has an article explaining the changes:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/310473.php
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JAMA article about the new nutrition facts label
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2016, 11:44:39 am »
JAMA (June 6, 2016) contains a "Viewpoint" article by authors from the Harvard School of Public Health, about the new label, applauding the changes but seeing a need for improvement still.

The article, "The Revised Nutrition Facts Label: A Step Forward and More Room for Improvement," can be seen here.
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