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FDA Delays Rolling Out New Nutrition Facts Label

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) delayed indefinitely implementation of a new nutrition facts label that would enlarge calorie counts, itemize added sugar and bring serving sizes in line with actual average portions, according to Reuters.

The rule, which had been championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, had been scheduled to go into effect on July 26, 2018.

In a statement on its website, the FDA said additional time would “provide manufacturers covered by the rule with the necessary guidance from FDA.”

The agency did not say how much additional time companies would be given, or when it would announce the time frame, saying only it would make an announcement “at a later time.”

For more information, visit www.fda.gov.