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GMA: Time is right for Nutrition Facts changes

The Nutrition Facts panel is due for an update, said the Grocery Manufacturers Association in response to changes proposed by the FDA Thursday.


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“It is critical that any changes are based on the most current and reliable science,” said Pam Bailey, president and CEO of GMA, in a statement. “Equally as important is ensuring that any changes ultimately serve to inform, and not confuse, consumers.”

The updates proposed by FDA would include disclosure of “added sugars,” vitamin D, potassium, and serving sizes updated to reflect what people actually eat vs. what they should eat. “Calories from fat” would be removed and calories and serving sizes would be displayed in larger bolder type. The %DV (daily value) would be moved to the left.

“We look forward to working with the FDA and other stakeholders as these proposed updates to the Nutrition Facts label make their way through the rule making process,” said Bailey.

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