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Food and Nutrition Labeling - 2016 Updates

Various Acts encourage changes to the current Nutrition Facts Panel; calorie labeling on restaurant menus, in grocery stores, and other food venues; regulation of dietary supplement ingredients; monitoring of health claims and much more.

This page will keep you up-to-date on modifications being made by health professionals, government, industry, and public comment.


Updates:

12/11/2016

12/4/2016

11/8/2016

10/20/2016

  • The Food and Drug Administration asked for public comments as it tries to redefine what's classifies as “healthy” foods. See all the submitted comments here.    
  • The Food and Drug Administration created a new Nutrition Facts Label. And, here is what they proposed. 
  • Listen to this 10 minute podcast to hear one dietitian's view on what foods should be labeled "Healthy".  
  • What does "Healthy" or "Natural" mean anyways

9/19/2016

9/9/2016

8/15/2016

8/8/2016

7/23/2016

6/27/2016

6/9/2016

6/3/2016

5/27/2016

5/13/2016

4/28/2016

4/8/2016

3/22/2016

2/19/2016

2/5/2017

1/15/2016

  • How should we define the “Natural” food label? The Food and Drug Administration is asking the public for help. For background about the issue, go here. If you want to weigh in, this website will direct you.
  • Menu labeling requirements have been put on hold for one more year as described on page 98 of Congress' 2016 spending package.