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U.S. FDA to Submit a Proposal to Study Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label

The U.S. FDA will submit a proposal to the White House to research consumer attitudes toward proposed changes to the nutrition facts label.  This is part of an effort to increase readership and usability of the label and will amend the requirements currently prescribed to the food industry.

Such changes may include removal of the statements “Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.  Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.”; removal of the table in the footer which lists the Daily Values for total fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, sodium, total carbohydrate and dietary fiber; and changes to the amount of information provided and the format in which it will be displayed.