Do The Major FDA Nutrition Label Changes Go Far Enough?

Published: May 23, 2016

A big upcoming change in food is not actually in food. It’s on it. On Friday, First Lady Michelle Obama and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally unveiled the FDA’s new required nutritional information label for packaged foods, the label’s first significant makeover in over 20 years. The FDA will require most food manufacturers to use the new label by July 26, 2018 but grant smaller food manufacturers (less than $10 million in annual food sales) an extra year to comply. Over the past twenty years, many things have changed. The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially. The types of food available have also changed. So, what took so long and do the changes go far enough?

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