The new label seeks to be more informative to shoppers and consumers.
RL Food Testing Laboratory, Inc, in collaboration with the FDA, announced yesterday the new mandatory changes to the nutrition facts label. Changes must be implemented by July 26, 2018 by all food manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual sales. Food manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual sales will have until July 26, 2019. It's been more than twenty years since the last redesign of the Nutrition Facts label. The new label seeks to be more informative to shoppers and consumers, providing more clear and relevant nutritional information that can be easily understood.
As reported by PRWeb in a press release, mandatory changes include:
RL Food Testing Laboratory’s Registered Dietician and Food Label Expert, Emily Fonnesbeck, RD, CD. Commented that “Retailers are eager to have the new labels on their products because the original impetus for the change was consumer driven. Even though the FDA label is not required by food manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual sales until 2019, almost every retailer that carries those products will require a nutrition fact label to meet consumer demand and company policies for that information,”