Have you heard about the FDA’s proposed rule that would revise the current nutritional and fact-labeling for food and beverage packages? The proposed changes will give the 20-year-old nutrition facts label a makeover, placing more emphasis on serving size and calories.
One change, which could cause us to think twice about how much we consume, is showing realistic portions on serving size. And you may want to take another glance at the additional column that reflects just how many calories you are taking in if you consume that entire bag of chips. We, as consumers, rarely consume portion size as opposed to package size when it comes to some items. That conveniently packaged bottle of soda, though may be 1.5 to 2 servings, is typically consumed as 1 serving. Other changes include the addition of “added sugars,” vitamin D and potassium. Changes are aimed at helping consumers be better informed.
How does this affect your product’s packaging? If implemented, the FDA is proposing changes be made to the packaging of food, beverage and dietary supplement products in two years from the effective date. Don’t be alarmed. This gives you plenty of time to run out your inventories before needing to implement the revised label. And, with the use of our digital printing capabilities, changes to your label can be made without incurring additional setup or printing plate charges.
Located in metro-Denver, Columbine Labels works with a broad base of customers across North America to print their food and beverage labels. Time and again, customers tell us they love our:
- Consistent color management
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