You may have already heard the news that the FDA recently approved the new nutrition facts table format, going into effect July 26, 2016, so that is the day these new nutrition facts tables are permitted to appear on packages. Companies have 2 years from that date to make the change, and companies that have less than $10 million in annual sales are allowed an additional year beyond that. EDIT: As of July 13, 2017, the FDA has announced that they will extend the compliance deadline. They will release more information on the specific new dates soon and we will update here.
It’s not just the format that has changed, but also the recommended daily values for nutrients like sodium, dietary fiber and vitamin D have been updated, as well as serving sizes for certain food types to better reflect what people actually eat in one serving.
Here is a link to the overview from the FDA on what is changing.
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