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Food labels to get first makeover in 20 years with new emphasis on calories, sugar ]. Total fat, trans fat and saturated fat remain on the label. Sparking fears of a zombie apocalypse: If the sugar concentration is less than what would be expected, the added sugar declaration would be zero. The National Institutes of Health has much larger charts , if need be. In many cases, much higher amounts contribute to significant health improvements and preventive measure. Need a Brain Boost?

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance on New Nutrition Facts Label

The debate over the Nutrition Facts deadline has exposed some interesting schisms in industry. Brad Figel, vice president of public affairs for Mars in North America, said the company had been devoting employees and resources to the new labels since they were finalized in Many other large food companies have also begun designing and printing the labels, anticipating a deadline.

Mars executives are concerned that the existence of two labels in the market will confuse consumers. That just ends up confusing consumers. That scenario is already beginning to play out in restaurants and grocery stores, where companies who scrambled to get calorie counts on their menus suddenly found themselves, as of late April, competing with chains who had done no such thing.

California Pizza Kitchen has, for instance, already printed menus with nutritional information listed next to the price, according to Politico. Share on Google Plus. By Ariana Eunjung Cha. Food and Drug Administration. The United States government once considered butter and margarine as one of seven food groups to consume daily.

Look back at other advice that, sadly, is no longer a part of the USDA's dietary guidelines. She has previously served as The Post's bureau chief in Shanghai and San Francisco, and as a correspondent in Baghdad. The story must be told. Sign up for email updates from the "Confronting the Caliphate" series. You have signed up for the "Confronting the Caliphate" series. You'll receive e-mail when new stories are published in this series. To calculate, firms can either take the smallest sales volume from the previous three years or take the average of the previous three years sales volume.

Of particular interest to beverage producers is the section on proper labeling of added sugars, which the FDA defines as sugars that are either added during the processing of foods, or are packaged as such. The new label is intended to increase consumer awareness of the quantity of added sugars in food and beverage products. The final revision of the Nutrition Facts label will require the declaration of an amount, in grams, of added sugars per serving, the establishment of a Daily Reference Value DRV for added sugars, and a declaration, in percent, of Daily Value DV declaration of added sugars.

If the sugar content in said concentrate exceeds what would be expected from an ingredient made from percent fruits or vegetables, those sugars must be declared as added. For juice blends, added sugars must be declared on labeling if the sugar concentration exceeds what would be expected in the the same amount of the same type of single strength juice.

If so, the amount of sugar in excess of the expected amount must be reflected as added sugar on product labeling. If the sugar concentration is less than what would be expected, the added sugar declaration would be zero.

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