On June 13, 2017, the FDA announced their intent to extend the compliance dates for Supplement and Nutrition Facts Labeling. [vr]The update was posted on the FDA's website on June 13, 2017 and stated, "In May 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size final rules...Read more
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...Read more
Potassium has moved from voluntary to mandatory on the FDA's new 2016 Nutrition Facts Label. With the move comes new rounding rules.Read more
1990 Nutrition Facts LabelOn 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,...
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...Read more