Nutrition Facts Label
In 2016, the FDA announced a new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information and make it easier for consumers to make informed diet decisions.
Here’s a summary of what you will find on your Nutrition Facts juice label:
- A More Prominent Display of Serving Size. The labels will more accurately reflect serving sizes that people actually eat. The serving size for juice has not changed. It will continue to be 8 ounces.
- Calories Change. You’ll see the calories on the label will be in a larger, bold font. “Calories from Fat” will no longer be listed.
- Total Sugars and Added Sugars. The “Total Carbohydrate” section will now include “Total Sugars” as well as a breakout for added sugars. A Percent Daily Value will also be shown for Added Sugars.
- Dual Column Labeling. Some products will now have a second column on its label. If a package includes more than one serving, but is equal to or less than 3 servings and could still be consumed in one sitting, it is required to include nutrition information for “per serving” and “per package”.
- Differences in Nutrients and Vitamin Labeling. Potassium and vitamin D will now be listed on the label, but vitamin A and vitamin C will no longer be required. The Percent Daily Value on the label will be updated to help consumers understand how this food will fit into their overall diet.