The USDA has unveiled its new design for nutrition facts labels and, as you can see in the example above, there are some notable changes.
In addition to the size increase for calorie and serving size information, the new labels will include an “added sugars” section that requires manufacturers to separate natural sugars from those added during processing. Vitamin D and potassium will also be added, while requirements for Vitamins A and C information will be dropped due to the rarity of A and C deficiencies in the general population.
Details relating to Percent Daily Values will also be tweaked to read “The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.”
Food manufacturers will have to implement the changes by July 2018, while smaller manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales will have until 2019.