The FDA’s suggested changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel (aka, “the food label”) comes almost exactly 11 years after the FDA first announced its intentions.
These “new” changes are actually follow-through on the FDA’s 2003 Obesity Working Group recommendations. I was pleased to serve on that committee and am thrilled that our suggestions are finally being implemented.
Labels have not kept up with the supersizing of food. The Nutrition Facts Panel should empower consumers to make wise nutritional choices. The NFP was created via the 1990 Nutritional Labeling and Education Act, and the “E” in NLEA has been silent long enough.