Nutrition Facts FAQs

FDA Nutrition Facts label changes FAQ

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced the Nutrition Facts label in 1993 with the goal to provide valuable nutritional information for consumers. After more than two decades, the design of the label is undergoing significant design and content changes. This list of frequently asked questions gives an insight into the most vital information about these changes. Why is …

Serving size changes

How will the change in serving and package sizes affect your nutrition labels?

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Since the FDA announced the changes in nutrition label design in May 2016, one of the most discussed topics has been the adjustment of serving and package sizes. These will impact both nutrition label information and design, especially with packages larger than one serving that can be consumed in one or multiple sittings. Learn about the new FDA regulations so …

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What are the main changes to the FDA Nutrition Facts label?

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In May 2016, the FDA announced changes to the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The well-recognized food label design will keep most of its characteristics, but some declarations will no longer be required and new declarations will be added. All nutrition label changes can be grouped into three categories: design changes, declaration changes based on scientific findings, and changes …

Label allergens

Frequently Asked Questions about Allergen Ingredients on Food Labels

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Declaration of the 14 listed allergens has been mandatory since 2003, however as of December 2014 new FIC legislation changed the way they are presented. Since the declaration of allergens is a FIC rule hot topic, we prepared a Q&A of the top questions on this subject: Q: Who will be affected by this rule? A: Food businesses such as …

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Counting Down to New Food Labeling Regulations in Europe: Are You Ready for December?

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The European Food Information to Consumers Regulation that came into effect in 2011 is becoming mandatory by December 2016. The regulation suggests a refreshed design and content for nutrition labels, so you might need to revisit your food labels in the meantime. The aim is to provide clear information to the public on what they are consuming to help them …

nutrition analysis software

How to choose nutrition analysis software?

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If you own or represent a food business, you must have heard that the FIC requires you to revise the content of your food labels to comply with the regulation by December 2016. In case you didn’t follow the procedure yet, the initial step you should take is passing your food products and recipes through a nutrition analysis to get …

What Makes A Food Label Design Tool Perfect and Ready For New Nutrition Regulations

What Makes A Food Label Design Tool Perfect and Ready For New Nutrition Regulations?

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Labels are often the first thing we encounter as consumers when we are shopping and pick up a product from its shelf. They are the source of first impression and shape our initial thoughts on the brand and product, especially if we are looking at it for the first time. While the label is expected to be attractive, colorful and …

10 Things You Need To Know About The Regulation (EU) No. 1169/2011

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The original EU food labeling regulation is 46 pages long, with an overload of information. Since it might be overwhelming to take it all at once, we brought together a short list to cover the main highlights. Here is the EU 1169/2011 at a glance: What was commonly known as ‘food labeling’ in the EU is now called ‘food information …