|January 1st, 2020 is the deadline to comply with new Nutrition facts for food sold on the US market. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales in US will have an additional year to comply, until January 1, 2021. The new rules to lay down Nutrition Facts concern both the graphic aspect, strictly established by law, and the nutrients to be declared.
The main changes concern the obligation to declare added sugars, an obligation that found strong resistance on the part of the food industries. In addition, the micronutrients to be declared have changed: vitamin D and potassium have been added, while vitamin A and C are no longer required.
Reference values for many nutrients are updated. The reference quantities for the calculation of the Serving Size have also been modified to adjust them to the new consumption habits.
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