U.S. food label changes on the way?

The Obama administration is expected on Thursday to serve up some food label nutritional information proposals that may change the serving sizes listed on some food labels, among other changes.

Politico reports that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to make an announcement at the White House “regarding proposals to help parents and other consumers make healthier choices,” including an update to nutrition labels on food packages.

In the article, Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is quoted as saying: “A lot of foods that common sense dictates are a single serving, like certain snacks and beverages, are listed as multiple servings.”

But are the expected changes likely to be worth the cost of implementation to the food industry?Not everyone seems to think so.

Current nutritional labeling requirements are the result of the Nutritional Labeling and Educational Act, which was enacted in August 1994.

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