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Big changes coming to food labels

Big changes coming to food labels
Posted Thursday, February 27th 2014 @ 9am  by Arden Dier, Newser Staff

(NEWSER) – You may no longer have to squint at nutrition labels to see the calories you're consuming. For the first time in more than 20 years, the FDA is proposing big changes to packaged food and drink labels, requiring calories and more realistic portion sizes to be in large, bold print, as well as a bigger emphasis on added sugars and certain nutrients, CNN reports. Politico notes the revamp has been in the works for 10 years but was pushed ahead by Michelle Obama, who calls it "a big deal." A nutrition expert, however, says it's "wildly controversial," noting the food industry won't be happy fitting the $2 billion bill to implement the changes.

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