The FDA set the current values (Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed, or RACCs), in 1994 after reviewing results of a Nationwide Consumption Survey conducted in 1977-1978 and 1987-1988. Recent consumption data shows that about 17% of the current RACCs should be changed for different food categories.
To give you an idea of what they might look like, take a look at a few samples of the new serving size recommendations.
What does this mean if the proposed updates pass? Once the final ruling is issued by the FDA, companies, labs and software developers will have a 60 day period for implementation. After the 60 days, food manufacturers will have 2 years to comply with the changes.
Have an opinion or comment and want to be heard?
Access the following link to comment on the proposed change: www.regulations.gov.