Change in Nutrition Labels
Now, purchasing a healthy and fruitful product will be quite easy for everyone. Exactly, The Food and Drug Administration is going to make remarkable changes in the existing labels of the grocery products.
It has been learned from reliable sources that if the suggested change is approved, the companies would be directed to place more emphasis on clarifying the calories, added sugar and other nutrients value over the products.
Administration official said “we are also going to make changes for serving size of certain product so that people know what they should eat and what amount is required for their better health”. He further adds it is for the time in 20 years that we have proposed some changes since the nutrients label began to require.
On the other hand, first lady Michelle Obama stated in her press release that “the proposed change would help families to purchase a good and healthy product for their children and it would bring a remarkable change across the country”.
Besides, the existing breakdown of all nutrients would remain same and there would be no changes, said the official. Undoubtedly, the proposed change would help the shoppers to know about the added sugar. And, it would not affect their health to larger extent. The CEO of American Heart Association praised the initiative and said that “now, when Americans get the product from the market shelf, they will be having clear idea about the sugar”.
It goes without saying, American Heart Association suggests that “Americans should cut half sugar from their overall calories and lemmatize themselves to 150 calories”. The administration official added “FDA is also planning to update value of certain nutrients. For instance, if the proposed change has been official implemented, the value of sodium would be reduced from 2,400 milligrams to 2,300 milligrams.
Lastly, the beverage producing companies would also be directed to mention the amount of Vitamin D and potassium over their products and whosoever would not abide the change may face serious legal consequences across the country.