• Change coming for nutrition facts labels


    WASHINGTON D.C. - The nutrition facts label found on nearly every food package at the grocery store is getting a new look.

    New rules were unveiled last week. The Food and Drug Administration wants food labels to clearly spell out how serving sizes are measured to better reflect how much consumers eat, not how much they should eat.

    For example, the serving size on a can of soda will go from 8 to 12 ounces. How much sugar is added to the product will also be included.

    “You as a parent and a consumer should be able to walk into a grocery store, pick an item off the shelf, and tell whether it's good for your family," said Michelle Obama.

    The proposal is prompting some backlash from food makers, worried about the estimated $2 billion cost to change all of those labels. The public has 90 days to comment.

    Click here for information about revision of the nutrition and supplement facts label. Click here for information about serving sizes.

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