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Changes to 'Nutrition Facts' delayed until 2020

Posted at 6:41 PM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 21:42:42-04

Do you know what's really going into your food?

Well, the food industry was just given a little more time to tell you.

From protein bars to crackers, updated nutrition labels were supposed to be on grocery store shelves in July 2018. But the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) recently extended the deadline to January 2020 at industry and advocates' request.

A few companies have already made the switch. Changes include more prominent easy to read calorie counts, larger serving sizes based on how much the average person actually eats, and a new line for added sugars.

The agency says the updates aim to reflect changes in the American's diet including getting rid of the "calories from fat" section and requiring Vitamin D and potassium be listed instead of Vitamins C and A.  That's because of a change in vitamin deficiencies in the population's diets, according to the FDA.

Read more about the upcoming changes here.