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Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels
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Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels
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This undated product image provided by Bud Light shows a new nutrition label. Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer’s ingredients and calories as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving. Bud Light is likely the first of many to make the move. The labels aren’t legally required, but major beer makers agreed in 2016 to voluntarily disclose nutrition facts on their products by 2020.

Bud Light debuts bigger nutrition labels

Beer drinkers can’t claim blissful ignorance for much longer.

Starting next month, packages of Bud Light will have prominent labels showing the beer’s calories and ingredients as well as the amount of fat, carbohydrates and protein in a serving.

Bud Light is likely the first of many to make the move.

The labels aren’t legally required, but major beer makers agreed in 2016 to voluntarily disclose nutrition facts on their products by 2020.

Many brands, including Corona Light, Guinness, Heineken and Coors Light, already have calories and other nutrition information on their bottles or packaging.

But it’s in small type, or hidden on the bottom of the six-pack, and ingredients aren’t listed.

Bud Light went with a big, black-and-white label, similar to the ones required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on packaged foods.

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