Tag Archives: New FDA Label Regulations

How the New RACC Changes Could Impact Your Nutrition Facts Label

Along with the other labeling changes, the FDA has issued a final rule to update and establish Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACC) to better reflect what people actually eat. As a result, food manufacturers may be required to update their labels and serving sizes based on the new reference amounts. In addition, this could potentially have...
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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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