New health claims, symbols, and seals of approval turn up on food packaging when you go grocery shopping. But when you’re one of the many 59% of shoppers who nearly always reads a label before purchasing new food, you’ve seen hardly any change in the nutrition facts label. That number-filled panel upon the back of a given package hadn’t changed since 2003—when trans fat was added. The current updates that started in 2016 and are generally still underway, are considerably more obvious.
Beginning January 1, 2020 large food manufacturers needs to be in a location that met with the FDA’s new nutrition facts label design (smaller manufacturers contain an additional year). If you’re a label reader, you’ve noticed many labels already chose new design.
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