Category Archives: Nutrition

Potassium Rounding Rules on the 2016 Nutrition Facts Label

Potassium has moved from voluntary to mandatory on the FDA's new 2016 Nutrition Facts Label. With the move comes new rounding rules.

1990 Nutrition Facts Label

On the 1990 Nutrition Facts Label, potassium is a voluntary nutrient. When it is listed on the label, it is placed beneath sodium in the upper part of the label,...
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Naturally Occurring vs. Added Sugars: Here’s the Scoop

The white sugar granules on my cereal and the sugar that makes my orange sweet are the same thing, right? Well, yes. And no. They're both sugars – the white sugar is sucrose and the fruit sugar is fructose – and they both fall under the umbrella of carbohydrates, which...
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FDA Nutrition Facts Label Nutrient Changes Part 2

With the FDA's final label ruling, a number of significant changes have been implemented into the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels, particularly with regard to Daily Value (DV) numbers. According to the FDA, "Daily values are reference amounts of nutrients to consume or not to exceed and are used to calculate the percent Daily Value (% DV) that...
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FDA Nutrition Facts Label Nutrient Changes Part 1

With the FDA's final ruling, there have been a number of significant changes to nutrients on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels. These changes have been implemented into our Genesis program. Below is a short summary that covers some of the nutrient changes, including the newly required mandatory nutrients, increases in Daily Value (DV), and unit of measure changes. For a...
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