20 years old, FDA is remaking the nutrition facts panel on the backs of food packages

  • Article by: MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 24, 2014 - 5:55 AM

WASHINGTON — After 20 years, the nutrition facts label on the back of food packages is getting a makeover.

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realtyJan. 24, 14 7:56 AM

Why don't they just admit a diet heavy in processed foods is bad for your health instead of further misleading people into thinking they can eat this stuff because it keeps the "American Economy" going for the big AG producers?

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savagemanJan. 24, 14 8:12 AM

The biggest problem is serving size. The manufacture wants to make the product look good, but come on who eats 8 chips, or 1/4 bowl of cereal?

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joe_mnJan. 24, 1410:17 AM

I think labels are fine. Easy to read. It lists carbs, sugars, what is confusing?

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blueefficacyJan. 24, 1411:26 AM

I would like to see percentages, such as Total Carbs= 40g per 100g or something similar. This would benefit people with restrictive diets such as diabetics so it's even more clear exactly what they're eating. And if you have a food scale, measure out what you're eating and no complicated math is required to figure out what you're eating.

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dhenkelsFeb. 4, 1412:45 PM

Something else that should be updated. Microwave popcorn has the information for calories based on unpopped...seriously does anyone eat it unpopped? How about tell me how much is in the full bag as one would eat it. Mac and cheese is the same way...has anyone really ever eaten the pasta uncooked?

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