The Food and Drug Administration has decided to delay a rule that would require companies to label their products with a new nutrition facts panel. 

Michele Obama had supported the new panel. The format of the new panel would increase the font size of calorie listings, so that sizes would be clearer, and would also show the amount of added sugars in each product. 

Originally, the FDA had given companies until July 26, 2018 to change their nutrition facts panels, and smaller companies would receive an additional year. The FDA is now giving companies extra time to be in compliance of the new panels. 

More details on the extension will be available at a later date.

Source:, 6/13/17, "FDA delays rule requiring new nutrition facts panel on food"