How is the new food label different from the old food label?
Keeping this in consideration, when did food labels change?
On May 20, 2016, the FDA announced the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make more informed food choices.
Furthermore, what are the nutrients required on the current food label list one change that will be seen with the new food labels in 2020?
The nutrients portion of the label now shows vitamin D, calcium, potassium and iron. The old label reported amounts for vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and iron. The changes reflect the fact that most Americans don't get enough vitamin D and potassium each day, and deficiencies of vitamins A and C are rare.
These changes include increasing the type size for “Calories,” “servings per container,” and the “Serving size” declaration, and bolding the number of calories and the “Serving size” declaration to highlight this information.