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Oct 30, 2016

Baking

Nutritional labeling update – news for bakers

FDA CHANGE OF REGULATION ON NUTRITIONAL LABELING – WHAT’S NEW FOR BAKERS?

In May 2016, the FDA announced several changes to its nutritional labeling regulation that will impact bakers.

Vitamin D and potassium are now considered nutrients of health concern by many health agencies; it is therefore now mandatory to declare their content in the Nutrition Fact Table, while Vitamin C and A declarations are no longer compulsory. In the case of Vitamin D in particular, the NHANES nationwide food consumption surveys revealed that Americans don’t always get enough. Vitamin D intake is considered inadequate for more than 75% of Americans, averaging 150 IU (4 μg)/day when the recommended daily intake should be 800 IU (20μg).