Meanwhile, Dr Victor Fulgoni at consultancy Nutrition Impact predicted a legal challenge to some of the more onerous record-keeping provisions in the new proposals (click HERE), which include:
Removing ‘calories from fat’.
Declaring ‘added sugars’.
Requiring pre-approval for some fiber ingredients included in dietary fiber calculation.
Keeping mandatory requirement to list calcium & iron, but making vitamins A & C voluntary.
Adding mandatory requirement to list vitamin D & potassium.
Updating reference values used to calculate % DVs of nutrients.
Updating reference value for sodium from 2,400mg to 2,300mg.
Make ‘calories’ more prominent.
Tweaking serving sizes to better reflect real-life consumption behavior (who eats half a muffin washed down with half a can of energy drink?) Click HERE.
The biggest sticking points are the added sugars proposal, the dietary fiber petition plan, record-keeping requirements and the changes to some DRIs (which could impact nutrient content 'good source of..." type claims).
Click HERE for our round-up of the proposal and all the reaction.