On May 20, 2016, the United States ("U.S.") Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") released the final version of the revised food and drink labels legally-required to accompany most food and drink sold in the U.S.. Here is an example of a new label:
Although food and drink labels are often ignored by consumers, they do provide a valuable source of nutritional information for any who care to read them. This information can be crucial to people on special diets or with conditions such as diabetes. The FDA could have opted for a more revolutionary approach to revamping label design, but, instead, the agency appears to have decided on a gradual, evolutionary approach to improvement. At least the latest changes might reduce the impression that anyone who eats more than three potato chips at one sitting - a nearly-universal trait - is a shameless glutton.