Constance J. Geiger

The process for updating the Dietary Reference Intakes—nutrient reference values to be used for food labeling—is finally underway.

The values currently used for food labeling are based on the 1968 Recommended Dietary Allowances, the 1989 Diet and Health Report, and other dietary recommendations and are in need of revision. The Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture want to update the label values to reflect the current science, with a focus on vitamins, minerals, and macro…

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