U.S. Food and nutrition labeling for the first time in 20 years a substantial modification
U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on the 27th with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed a common food nutrition labeling reform program, which is implemented by the U.S. Food nutrition label for the first time in 20 years to face substantial changes.
Since Obama was elected U.S. president since 2008 , Michelle has been calling Americans a healthy diet and exercise , which includes initiating the fight against childhood obesity , ” Let us take action ” program, Mitchell said on that day , the reform program is the nutrition label. ” let us act ” part of the plan , the U.S. will help parents make healthier choices for their families.
Michelle said: ” both the consumer and as the parents of American parents at the time of entering the home near the grocery store to buy food , nutrition labeling should know this by the food on your family’s health is good for the nutrition label should be. like, there will certainly be a lot to say , but I want to say is that Americans should agree : American families for the food they eat , should have more right to know ”
U.S. population obesity rates have been high in recent years , according to the latest statistics the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , although the U.S. childhood obesity rate 2-5 years old unprecedented decline by 43 %, but still the highest obesity rate of 35.7% of Americans . and obesity is likely to cause a variety of chronic diseases. The 27th day of the launch of the reform program on nutrition labeling since the 1990s , the U.S. federal government on food nutrition labels first substantial changes , the federal government also hopes the reform program on nutrition labeling can alleviate the problem the U.S. obesity rate is too high.
According to the nutrition label reform program , the new nutrition labels will be larger, more eye-catching font display calorie content , but also the first to show artificially added sugar content , which is to remind consumers to excessive intake of calories and artificial sugar added easily lead to obesity and other problems.
In addition, the U.S. Food and Drug Authority Hamberger noted that the new nutrition labels will be more practical to describe the nutritional content of food , which will help Americans to buy food when solving puzzles , such as a food container that contains much weight , such as how many calories a serving contains .
Hamberger said: ” 20 years, American consumers have been dependent on the same nutrition label to determine what kind of healthy food choice through 20 years of practice, the Food and Drug Administration is also a deeper understanding of our food and the effects . related chronic diseases among millions of Americans , the experts analyzed a variety of data by the FDA , and put forward practical new nutrition label design. ”
Under the reform program , 500 grams of soda pop will be treated as an amount , rather than the current 2.5 weight. Currently serving half a cup of ice cream on the box will be modified into a cup . And the new nutrition labeling will increase potassium, vitamin D is described and continue to keep total fat, saturated fat, trans fat content descriptions.
Michelle said she believes the new nutrition label will bring huge changes in the American family. “This is a good program , otherwise we will not come and this program will give all families a huge change in the United States .”
The new nutrition labeling program after the announcement , it will face a 90-day public comment period . If the modified program finally passed, at least two years to begin implementation.
Currently the United States, the country there are about 700,000 kinds of food nutrition labels marked , representing the majority of U.S. food manufacturers Manufacturers Association that the U.S. Food and nutrition labeling reform program reflects a thoughtful idea, but has not yet said whether to support this program .