FFC COMMENT: Since science has proven that eating animals causes a myriad of diseases and disorders all food containers need to state CONTAINS ANIMAL PRODUCTS (what animal) or CONTAINS NO ANIMAL PRODUCTS.
Remember that new nutrition label that was going to help you lose weight and eat healthier? Turns out, we may have to kiss it goodbye.
Update, October 2, 2017: After indefinitely extending the July 2018 compliance date to enforce the new and improved nutrition labels, the FDA has finally proposed a deadline. So exactly how much longer must we wait?
On September 29, the FDA announced plans to grant food manufacturers an extra year and a half to start printing the new nutrition labels on packages. This means that big companies, which the agency defines as those that rack up over $10 million in sales annually, will have until January 1, 2020 to implement the changes. Smaller companies are granted a later deadline, January 1, 2021.
So why does the agency wish to enforce the revamped labels into the next decade? Apparently, many food manufacturers claimed that they required more time to implement the changes, which negatively affects us as consumers. The FDA’s “decision to cave in to food industry demands and delay the deadline for companies to update their Nutrition Facts labels harms the public’s health, denies consumers vital information, and creates an unfair and confusing marketplace as many companies have gone ahead with the labels anyway,” Dr. Peter G. Lurie, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said in a statement. Since the proposed rule is open for public comment beginning on October 2, it will allow 30 days for commentary after which it will be finalized.
Original Post, June 13, 2017: The Food and Drug Administration announced on Tuesday that it would be delaying a major upgrade to the nutrition facts panel that was set to take place in 2018.