Tag Archives: New FDA Label Regulations

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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Nutrition Facts Label Industry Resources

The introduction of the FDA's new Nutrition Facts Label regulations has stirred up a lot of questions and some confusion. We have compiled this list of resources to help you find the answers you need.

Government Resources

FDA's Overview of Changes The FDA has put together a summary of the changes here, including an FAQ section. This is a good...
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Nutrient Unit Conversions

With the release of the new rules for Nutrition Facts Labels, some of the nutrient measurement units have been revised. This blog covers those revisions and gives you the formulas for calculating the changes.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D was a voluntary nutrient shown on the label in IUs, but is now a mandatory nutrient listed in mcg. (Vitamin D IUs...
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