FDA proposes new food labels

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Our government wants you to ponder before you partake.

For the first time in 20 years, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing changes to nutrition labels. Among the many changes, the new labels would be larger and bolder, making it easier to read “servings per container” and “calories.” “Added sugar” would also be listed on everything from cereal to energy drinks. Most serving sizes will be going up too.

Apparently, no one eats just half a cup of ice cream so a serving size of ice cream will be 1 cup – with the exception of yogurt, which will shrink from 8 ounces to 6. To make counting calories easier, a bottle of your favorite soda will now be one serving size – so say goodbye to the big bottles.

This label change is supposed to give consumers a reality check at how much sugar and calories they’re oinking out on every day.  It’ll be at least two years until the new rules go into effect. At least you’ll go to your grave knowing the bitter truth about the sweets you ate.