Labels are changing

You’ll begin to notice these label changes as brands start changing their labels to the new format and new Daily Values. In May 2016, the FDA announced new Daily Values for many nutrients like fiber, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamin D, niacin, zinc and more. Besides increases or decreases in these values, some vitamins will be reported in different units.  

For example, Vitamin A, D and E will no longer be reported in IU (International Units). However, the FDA delayed the implementation from mid-2018 to a future date yet to be decided. You can expect this transition to occur over the next several years. Consider keeping the chart below for some basic equivalency calculations as vitamin A and vitamin D might be the most confusing of the changes.

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