Tag Archives: NUTRITION LABELING

FDA: No Plans to Reopen Nutrition Facts Label Rule

In May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition labeling and serving size regulations. Mandatory compliance with the new nutrition labeling requirements for food products was initially slated for July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales).  As covered on this blog last … Continue Reading

FDA to Extend Compliance Dates for Nutrition Facts Label Changes

As previously covered on this blog, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations. Mandatory compliance with the new nutrition labeling requirements for food products that are initially introduced into interstate commerce is currently slated for July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers … Continue Reading

FDA Considering Requests to Maintain or Extend Scheduled Implementation of Nutrition Facts Label Changes

As previously covered on this blog, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations. Mandatory compliance with the new nutrition labeling requirements for food products that are initially introduced into interstate commerce is currently slated for July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers … Continue Reading

Potential New Head of FDA Open to Delaying Nutrition Facts Label Changes

As previously covered on this blog, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations. Mandatory compliance with the new nutrition labeling requirements for food products that are initially introduced into interstate commerce is currently slated for July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers … Continue Reading

Dairy Industry Seeks to Delay Implementation of FDA’s Nutrition Facts Rule

As previously covered on this blog, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations. Mandatory compliance with the new nutrition labeling requirements for food products that are initially introduced into interstate commerce is currently slated for July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for … Continue Reading

Nutrition Facts: Health Groups Call For FDA to Keep July 2018 Compliance Date

As our readership is well aware, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations.  Detailed summaries of both rules may be found here.  Mandatory compliance with the new nutrition labeling requirements for food products that are initially introduced into interstate commerce is currently slated … Continue Reading

FSIS Extends Comment Period for Updated Nutrition Labeling Requirements

As previously covered on this blog, FSIS recently released a proposed rule to revise its nutrition labeling requirements for meat and poultry products to reflect current scientific research and dietary recommendations. FSIS indicates that the changes parallel FDA’s recently revised nutrition labeling requirements (see our previous blog coverage regarding FDA’s revised nutrition facts requirements here). On, February 22, … Continue Reading

FDA Issues Two Guidance Documents on the Nutrition Facts Label and the Serving Size Final Rules

As our readers are well aware, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations.  Detailed summaries of both rules may be found here.  On August 3, 2016, FDA published a Nutrition Facts label “Industry Resources” web page (available here), which includes some questions … Continue Reading

Canada finalizes Changes to Nutrition Facts Label Requirements

By way of background, on October 24, 2016, Canada’s Minister of Health launched the Healthy Eating Strategy for Canada. Part of this strategy involves revising Canada’s food labeling requirements over the next 2 years in consultation with Canadians and stakeholders. As part of Health Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, on December 14, 2016, final amendments to the Food and Drug … Continue Reading

FSIS Proposes Amended Nutrition Labeling Requirements for Meat and Poultry Products

As previously covered on this blog, USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) recently issued a notice announcing that meat and poultry manufacturers may voluntarily use FDA guidelines on nutrition labeling while FSIS is in the process of drafting its Nutrition Facts labeling rules for meat and poultry products. Once FSIS publishes a final rule to update … Continue Reading

FSIS Issues Notice on Nutrition Facts Labeling

FSIS has issued a notice indicating that meat and poultry manufacturers may voluntarily use FDA guidelines on nutrition labeling pending the issuance of updated FSIS Nutrition Facts labeling requirements. As our readership is well aware, FDA finalized its Nutrition Facts labeling requirements on May 20, 2016.  See previous blog coverage here.  Recently, USDA announced that it … Continue Reading

FDA Requests Comments on Appropriate RACCs for Flavored Nut Butter Spreads

Following on the recent issuance of a final rule updating reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs) for various foods, FDA has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on the appropriate RACCs for flavored nut butter spreads. As previously covered on this blog, earlier this year, FDA issued a final rule related to various aspects of the … Continue Reading

Tracking Compliance Dates for FDA Nutrition Initiatives

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received a number of questions on the timing of compliance dates for its nutrition initiatives. In response, the Agency published a reminder of those compliance dates on October 7, 2016. See: Questions and Answers for Food Manufacturers on Compliance Dates for Nutrition Initiatives. Several of FDA’s key … Continue Reading

Nutrition Facts FAQs

FDA publishes resources to assist food industry with compliance with revised nutrition labeling requirements. As food manufacturers know, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations.  Detailed summaries of both rules may be found here. On August 3, 2016, FDA published a … Continue Reading

FDA Guidance: Nutrients in Small Amounts

FDA finalizes guidance on declaration of small amounts of nutrients and dietary ingredients on nutrition labels. In August 2015, FDA issued a draft guidance document stating the Agency’s policy on the declaration of small amounts of nutrients and dietary ingredients on nutrition labels.  The draft guidance provided FDA’s recommendations on how to comply with nutrition … Continue Reading

Nutrition Facts Pressure

Consumer protection group urges expedited compliance with new nutrition labeling requirements. As previously covered on this blog, FDA recently issued its long-awaited final rules to revise the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size requirements.  Although the rules take effect on July 26, 2016, companies generally have 2 years from the effective date to … Continue Reading

Changes to Nutrition Facts & RACCs (+ Complimentary Webinar)

K&H publishes summaries of final rules to revise nutrition and supplement facts labeling requirements and serving sizes. As promised, Keller and Heckman LLP has prepared summaries of FDA’s recently-issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations. The final rule revising the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels:  (1) … Continue Reading

FDA Final Rule Alert: Revised Nutrition Facts and RACCs

FDA releases final rules to revise nutrition labeling requirements. In 2014, FDA issued proposed rules that would revise the Nutrition Facts label requirements.  The proposals included amendments to the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels and to longstanding reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs), which are used to determine serving sizes.  In 2015, FDA issued a supplemental … Continue Reading

Gluten Gaps

Consumer research survey reveals significant knowledge gaps related to gluten. In August 2013, FDA published a final rule defining the term “gluten-free” for the purpose of food labeling.  Naturally, many food manufacturers sought to capitalize on the newly-defined term in the marketplace. A recent consumer research survey conducted on behalf of NSF International suggests that many … Continue Reading

Sugar Addendum

FDA proposes adding the percent daily value for added sugars to the nutrition/supplement facts panel. In March 2014, FDA proposed major revisions to the nutrition and supplement facts labels for foods and dietary supplements.  Among many other changes, FDA proposed requiring the declaration of “added sugars” on the label. On July 27, 2015, FDA issued … Continue Reading
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