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20 Public Health, Consumer Groups Call on FDA Not to Delay Nutrition Facts Labels

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Twenty public health and consumer groups have urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to maintain the original timeline for requiring long-awaited updates to the Nutrition Facts label—including a line for added sugars—that could help reduce the high rates of diet-related chronic diseases in the United States.

In September 2017, the FDA proposed delaying the updated Nutrition Facts label from July 2018 until January 2020 for large companies and from July 2019 until January 2021 for small companies.