Does this redesign actually provide the nutritional information more clearly to consumers? Will consumers actually notice the changes? This looks like minor tweaks to a bigger problem in communication of information to consumers. This is the first redesign in over two decades.
In the world of design and the information we have on effective design strategies is communication, there could have been a more effective redesign. This is lackluster. Perhaps the government should have had U.S. agencies pitch their designs. I think there would be a flood of more creative and effective ways of communicating the same information. Designs that would excite consumers to look and learn.
For more information, check out the NYTimes article.