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) updates the list of nutrients that are required or permitted to be declared; (2) provides updated Daily Reference Values and Reference Daily Intakes; (3) amends requirements for foods represented or purported to be specifically for children under the age of 4 years, pregnant women, and lactating women and establishes nutrient reference values specifically for these population subgroups; and (4) revises the format and appearance of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels.  In addition, the rule now provides a new definition for “dietary fiber”.  Click here for our summary of this rule.
  • The final rule revising serving sizes:  (1) changes Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) for certain foods; (2) creates new reference amount categories and reference amounts; (3) amends the definition of a single-serving container; and (4) requires dual column nutrition labeling for certain food containers.  Click here for our summary of this rule.
  • The final rules are effective July 26, 2016.  Companies generally have 2 years from the effective date to comply with the final rule, i.e., July 26, 2018, except that manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales have 3 years from the effective date to comply, i.e., July 26, 2019.

Please join us on June 21 (1 pm Eastern) for a complimentary webinar that will review the changes set forth by these new regulations and the impact these changes will have on your products. To register to attend the webinar, click here.