• As our readership is well aware, FDA periodically announces uniform compliance dates for new food labeling requirements to minimize the economic impact on the food industry of having to respond separately to each change.  That being said, FDA also sets specific compliance dates outside the uniform compliance date as needed.  For example, the compliance date for the Revision of the Nutrition Facts and Supplements Facts Labels, issued on May 27, 2016, is July 26, 2018, which effectively provides industry with more time than would have otherwise been permitted under a uniform compliance date.
  • Today, FDA announced that January 1, 2020 will be the uniform compliance date for food labeling regulations that are issued in calendar years 2017 and 2018.  The Agency notes that this action does not change existing requirements for compliance dates contained in final rules published before January 1, 2017.
  • All food products subject to the January 1, 2020 compliance date must comply with the appropriate regulations when initially introduced into interstate commerce on or after January 1, 2020.

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