Dairy food companies must get ready now for the sweeping changes that will force all food companies to overhaul their nutrition facts label in the coming years. An estimated 800,000-plus labels from across the food industry will need to change nutrition information, graphic design and layout to meet the Food and Drug Administration’s new regulations.
FDA released its much-anticipated nutrition labeling revisions in May. These are viewed as one of the key regulatory legacies of President Obama’s administration and represent the most significant changes to the nutrition labeling requirements since they were first finalized more than 20 years ago. Recognizing a shift in the average American’s consumption habits and the need to update nutrition information, FDA’s two final rules changed the content and format of the Nutrition Facts label as well as to the reference amounts that determine the serving sizes of foods and beverages.