Highlights of the Final Nutrition Facts Label:
- Features a refreshed design with increased type size for calories, serving size and servings per container
- Reflects updated information about nutrition science:
- Removes “calories from fat”.
- Changes “sugar” to “total sugars” and requires labeling of “added sugars”.
- Single-ingredient packages and/or containers of single ingredient sugars, honey, agave, and syrups including maple syrup are not required to declare the amount of added sugars in grams, but must still include the percent Daily Value for added sugars on their labels.
- Certain dried cranberry products and cranberry beverages must declare added sugars in grams and declare the percent Daily Value for added sugars. However, FDA guidance permits the use of a footnote on these products with an explanation in regards to the sugars being added to improve their palatability, if the amount of “total sugars” does not exceed the amount in a comparable unsweetened product. This will be noted by a “†” symbol immediately following the percent Daily Value for added sugars.
- Requires labeling of vitamin D and potassium (along with calcium and iron); gives the option of labeling vitamins A and C.
- Includes updated serving sizes to reflect commonly consumed portion sizes rather than recommended portion sizes.