On February 27, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed three rules that would make landmark revisions to the iconic black and white Nutrition Facts panel if finalized. The proposed changes affect all packaged foods, including dietary supplements where applicable, except certain meat, poultry and processed egg products regulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The public comment period is currently scheduled to close in 90 days, and we expect a vigorous debate.
According to the agency, the changes reflect the latest scientific information, which includes the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. Some of the more significant proposed modifications include...
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