New food labels coming soon

By WEEK Producer

February 27, 2014 Updated Feb 27, 2014 at 4:17 PM CDT

(NBC News) New food labels are expected to make calories bigger and easier to read.

They may drop some nutrients and add others, like trans-fats, and the percentage of whole-wheat.

The new labels are also expected to use more realistic serving sizes.

"Some of the serving sizes are a joke," said Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. "A two ounce bagel or two ounce muffin, when was the last time anybody saw one of those? So companies pretend that a four ounce muffin is two servings."

The changes come as a recent government survey shows 42-percent of working adults and more than half of older adults read nutrition labels.

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