The % Daily Value footnote gets an overhaul—The footnote required in the standard Nutrition Facts format has been revised to read: “*The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice." The Supplement Facts % Daily Value footnote remains unchanged. For both conventional foods and supplements, a slightly revised footnote must be used on products intended for children 1 to 3 years of age which states 1,000 calories instead of 2,000.Vitamins A & C take a back seat to vitamin D and potassium—Under the old regulations, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron were required to be declared in the nutrition label. Vitamin A and vitamin C are now relegated to voluntary status, and vitamin D and potassium are required to be declared.
In fact, it's not clear whether these were the right targets at all: The consumption information used for most of the diet/disease health relationships that inform the labeling is so poor as to be almost worthless. So whether this latest round of