Added sugars, vitamin D and potassium are in the Food and Drug Administration’s new Nutrition Facts Panel and calories from fat are out, according to final rules published by the agency May 20.
The new rules will require the declaration of a gram amount of “added sugars” in a serving of a product, establish a Daily Reference Value and require a percent daily value declaration for added sugars. The new rules also will change “sugars” to “total sugars” and require the statement “includes ‘X’ g added sugars” be indented and declared directly below total sugars on the label.
The list of vitamins and minerals required also has been updated to require the declaration of vitamin D and potassium and permits, rather than requires, the declaration of vitamins A and C.
Additional changes include:
- Updating certain reference values used in the declaration of percent D.V.s of nutrients on the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels;
- Revising the format of the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels to increase the prominence of the term “Calories;”
- Removing the requirement for the footnote table listing the reference values for certain nutrients for 2,000- and 2,500-calorie diets.
The final rule will be effective July 26. Food and beverage manufacturers with sales greater than $10 million will be required to be in compliance by July 26, 2018. Companies with sales below $10 million will have until July 26, 2019, to comply with the new rules.