NUTRITION FACTS PANEL UPDATES
Kagome prides itself on taking a proactive approach to Regulation and Food law. Whether it is a matter of export suitability or collaborating with customers on packaging review, our Regulatory team is ready and willing to assist. In 2016 the FDA announced new rules regarding major updates to the Nutritional Facts panel. We advise our customers on the best course of action of how to transition to the new NFP format.
With better visibility and deeper insight to daily nutritional values, some of our customers have opted to change their formulas to better suit a healthier diet. Regulatory and R&D work closely to ensure that all claims and nutritional changes are accurately reflected for customer review.
The number of “servings per container” and the “Serving Size” declaration have increased and are now larger type. Serving sizes have been updated. There are also new requirements for certain size packages.
“Calories” is now larger and bolder.
“Calories from Fat” has been removed because research shows the type of fat consumed is more important than the amount.
4. Added Sugars
“Added Sugars” in grams and as a %DV is now required on the label.
The lists of nutrients on the label have been updated: Vitamin D and potassium are now required, and Vitamins A and C are not. The actual amount in addition to the %DV must be listed for vitamins D, calcium, iron and potassium.
The footnote at the bottom of the label has changed to better explain the meaning of %DV. The %DV helps you understand the nutrition information in the context of a total daily diet.