The battle over food labels in the U.S. is heating up again.
The FDA set a July 2018 deadline for companies to comply with its new rules. Calories in big, bold numbers, serving sizes that reflect what people actually eat and more. But some big food players are trying to push that date back three years.
A letter signed by various food lobbying groups made the request formal, arguing that the extra time would save billions on “duplicative relabeling schemes”. But is that really the reason they want the date changed?
Center for science in the public interest president Michael Jacobson, believes certain manufacturers would be ashamed of some of the information that would become available, like the amount of added sugars in certain products.
What do you think? Legitimate request or shady maneuver?