2020 Nutritional Labels Facts
It’s been nearly 20 years since any changes have been made to the iconic nutrition label. Since then, a lot of scientific data on health has improved and priorities for dietary guidance have shifted. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), has decided to reflect those changes in the new guidelines set forth in the Nutritional Facts Law or commonly referred to as “2020 Nutrition Label Facts.”
According to the FDA website, the following changes will be expected:
- The “iconic” look of the label remains, but important updates are being made to ensure consumers have access to the information they need to make informed decisions about the foods they eat. These changes include increasing the type size for “Calories,” “servings per container,” the “Serving size” declaration, bolding the number of calories and the “Serving size” declaration to highlight this information.
- Manufacturers and Retailers must declare the actual amount, in addition to percent Daily Value of vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium. They can voluntarily declare the gram amount for other vitamins and minerals.
- The footnote is changing to better explain what percent Daily Value means. It will read: “*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.”
For specific information about your store’s requirements, please contact your company’s in-house council or quality assurance department.
For more information about the upcoming 2020 Nutrition Label please fill out the form below:
What does this mean for retailers?
According to the regulation, all retailers with over 10 million in revenue will have to comply by January 1, 2020. Any retailer with less than 10 million in revenue has an additional year to become compliant, January 1, 2021.
ADC is here to help! Get started by downloading our 2020 Nutritional Checklist.
The good news is, ADC’s software supports compliance with the Nutritional Label Law through our recipe and device management software. Our software has the ability to distribute the newly required label format to your devices.
ADC’s InterScale solution will work with your scale to provide the required firmware updates needed to support new label formats, eliminating the needs to purchase brand new scales.
If your scales cannot support the new 2020 Nutritional update, ADC can help you significant;y reduce your costs in replacing expensive equipment.
Reach out to ADC today to discuss your action plan.