Here’s the new nutrition label:
Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label, FDA, 20 May 2016
It’s been all over the news so you probably heard about it. What do you think? Yea or nay?
Since I’m trying to eat more simply, I look more at the ingredient list than the nutrition label. One thing I really like about this label, though, is the return of actual amounts of the micronutrients like calcium and iron. The FDA did away with those years ago and I’ve been complaining ever since.
The other thing I like is the “added sugars” line. Manufacturers have been slowly and surreptitiously increasing the amount of sugar in foods where I don’t even think it should be, like salsa or pasta sauce. Can you think of others? I bought some apple cinnamon oatmeal recently and figured out that there were 9 teaspoons of sugar added to each single-serving packet. I bought some plain oatmeal to mix it with just to cut back on the sugar.