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19 May 2014


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FDA New Serving Size Proposal


The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing a new rule to update the serving size information on food labels. 

The Fda assewrts that since establishing regulations on serving size as required by the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) in 1990, there have been developments that compells them to re-evaluate their previous guidance and make changes.

The propose changes will include amending the reference amount customarily consumed that are used to determine serving sizes.  It will also amend some of the required procedures used to determine serving sizes, proposes to amend the definition of a single serving container, and will require certain containers of foods to bear an additional column of nutrition information in order to help consumers understand the nutritional significance of consuming an entire container of certain foods containing multiple servings. 

This ruling will impact businesses in the food industry.  If you wish to make your voices heard, you have until 2 June 2014 to provice comments.


By Jack Rivers














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