I have discussed food labels and the changes that are proposed on the podcast, Renal Diet HQ Podcast, and I am excited that part of the proposal includes adding potassium to the listing. While you can find it on some foods, many do not contain this vital information that people with kidney failure rely on.
Significant changes to the Nutrition Facts panel on foods & beverages have been proposed in the US and Canada, with the plan to include ‘added sugars’ and update the reference values used to calculate percent DVs of nutrients proving the most controversial.
The plan includes some good and some steps that could have gone further to make sure the label has much of the information needed. I say it’s a good start!