FDA: New food labels emphasize total calories, sugars

March 20, 2014 9:05:52 AM PDT
The Food and Drug Administration proposed several updates for nutrition labels for food and drink labels.

New labels would emphasize total calories instead of calories per serving so consumers know how many calories they are consuming if they drink an entire 20-ounce bottle of soda. New labels would also emphasize added sugars.

This will be the first overhaul of nutrition labels since the FDA began requiring them. If approved, it could take years before the new labels are on store shelves.

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