FDA to Makeover Current Nutrition Labels Yet Ignores Real Health Issues
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking to give nutritional labels a makeover, changing the way that serving sizes work to more accurately reflect real world eating habits. In addition, the FDA says that changes will also be made to give consumers a better idea of what they are actually consuming. Of course that does not mean they will be labeling the unmarked genetically modified ingredients that have been linked to infant mortality and sterility. Nor will they be requiring the labeling of aspartame, a genetically modified artificial sweetener that has been found to destroy kidney function. While the changes might be slightly helpful to consumers who are worried about serving size, the FDA is still shying away from the real health issues that must be addressed.
KVAL News reports:
One of the proposed changes has to do with serving size. Consider a small bag of Cheetos: on the servings per container, the label says 3.5, but in reality someone might eat a whole bag in one sitting. The new changes would reflect that.
Things like daily percent values and calories from fat would be removed because the FDA said they haven’t been useful to consumers in the past…The new labels would have a bigger emphasis on calories and ingredients, which would be represented in large blocks of color above the nutrient listing.
But shoppers are still up in the air at the possible changes.
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