Food Labels in the News

FDA Food Labes proposalThe Philadelphia Business Journal recently highlighted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposal to change food labels to make them more useful to consumers.

The proposed “changes include more accurate serving sizes, highlighting calories and fat content, and providing the latest information on the links between diet and health conditions like obesity and heart disease,” the Business Journal noted.

Jefferson dietitian Emily Rubin, RD, from the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology said the changes would benefit many people.

“So many of my patients have no idea what the labels mean,” she told the newspaper. “Having serving sizes and calories in big, bold print will certainly be a help.”

Read the full article here. And you can check out the FDA’s “Consumer Update” on the proposed changes here.

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