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IDFA to Offer Webinar on Proposed Nutrition Facts Panel Makeover

Mar 26, 2014

In an effort to better inform consumers about food choices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently proposed sweeping changes to nutrition labels for all packaged foods and beverages. This is the first time FDA has updated or developed new Daily Values since 1995, and the proposed rules will require label changes for virtually all dairy products.

If approved, the new labels would place a greater emphasis on total calories, added sugars and change Daily Values for certain nutrients, including Vitamin D and potassium. The FDA also proposes changes to serving size requirements for ice cream and other products in an effort to reflect more accurately the amount that people usually eat or drink.

To help members prepare for these changes, IDFA has developed a new webinar, “Understanding FDA’s Food Nutrition Label Makeover,” which will be held April 22, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar will led by Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs, and Michelle Matto, IDFA’s nutrition and labeling consultant.

They will provide an in-depth look at the proposed regulations and analyze their impact on dairy products, providing answers to the following questions:

  • Would dairy processors still be able to make nutrient content claims, such as 'good source' or 'excellent source,' which are based on the new Daily Value amounts?
  • What impact would the changes to serving size have on yogurt and ice cream?
  • Which product sizes would have to include dual nutrition information for the whole container?
  • How would the new requirement for ‘added sugar’ affect dairy?

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the proposed labeling changes and how IDFA will provide input to FDA on behalf of the dairy industry. Register here.

For more information, contact Frye at cfrye@idfa.org or Matto at amfoodnutrition@gmail.com.

 
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