The final rules have implemented a number of significant changes to the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels. Below is a short summary that includes some of the nutrient changes including some newly introduced, increases in Daily Value (DV), and unit of measure changes. For a more extensive list of nutrient changes, click here.
It seems as if the entire food manufacturing industry is holding it's breath waiting to hear from the FDA on when the new labeling regulations will be finalized, and what, exactly, those regulations will entail. In the meantime, here are four topics worth considering: 1. New Mandatory Nutrients. Get ready to add these...Read more
Does carbohydrate include fiber? The answer is yes… and no! It depends on where you live. By the dictionary definition, carbohydrate is chemically composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen and is generally made up of sugars, starch, and fiber. When carbohydrate is listed in food composition tables, or on Nutrition Facts panels, however there are several international...Read more