Tag Archives: NUTRITION LABELING

Statement by FDA Commissioner Gottlieb Indicates the Standard “Added Sugar” Declaration Will Not be Required on Nutrition Facts Labels of Pure Maple Syrup and Honey

FDA’s final rule to update the Nutrition Facts label requires a mandatory declaration and a daily value (DV) for “added sugar” for both sweeteners added to processed foods as well as foods “packaged as such” including a bag of table sugar, jar of honey or container of maple syrup.  With respect to foods that are … Continue Reading

USDA Bioengineered Food Labeling Final Rule Sent to OMB for Review

In a sign of progress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) received the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) final rule for the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) on August 31, 2018 – less than two months after the comment period closed on the proposed rule for the NBFDS on July 3, 2018. As … Continue Reading

FDA Extends Deadline for Comments on Nutrition Innovation Strategy

At the National Food Policy Conference in March 2018, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced the creation of the Nutrition Innovation Strategy (NIS).  The NIS is intended to improve public health by educating consumers and encourage innovation to expand the use of nutrition in reducing the instances and impact of chronic disease.  FDA held a … Continue Reading

FDA Publishes Proposed Revision to and Extended Compliance Date for Front of Pack Calorie Declaration for Vending Machines

The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FDCA) Section 403(q)(5)(H) (located at 21 USC Section 343(q)(5)(H)) requires certain vending machine operators to provide calorie declarations for certain foods sold in their vending machines.  FDA has previously issued a rule implementing this statutory provision – vending machine operators have until July 26, 2018 to provide the calorie … Continue Reading

FDA to Revise Approach to Labeling Some Added Sugars

As previously reported on this blog, FDA published a draft guidance in February 2018 to help industry declare added sugars on the label of pure honey, pure maple syrup, and certain cranberry products. More than 3,000 comments were submitted on the draft guidance by the June 15, 2018 deadline. The comments on the draft guidance can … Continue Reading

WHO Targets Saturated and Trans Fatty Acids

The World Health Organization (WHO) released draft guidelines on saturated fatty acid and trans-fatty acid intake for adults and children. The draft guidelines suggest that adults and children reduce their intake of saturated fatty acids to less than 10% of total energy intake and their intake of trans-fatty acids to less than 1% of total … Continue Reading

FDA Confirms Extension of Compliance Dates for Nutrition Labeling and Serving Size Rules; USDA Proposes National Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Rules

FDA Confirms Extension of Compliance Dates for Nutrition Labeling and Serving Size Rules In the Federal Register for May 4, 2018, FDA issued a final rule that confirms the extension of the compliance dates for two labeling rules from July 26, 2018 to January 1, 2020 for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual … Continue Reading

FDA Proposes Rule to Extend Nutrition Labeling Compliance Date 1.5 Years

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 set for July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales).  As previously covered on this blog, however, FDA announced … Continue Reading

Gottlieb Tweets New Nutrition Labeling Compliance Date Extension “Closer to 18 Months”

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 previously covered on this blog, however, FDA announced … Continue Reading

USDA Nutrition Facts Rule Placed on “Inactive” List

On January 19, 2017, USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) 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).  … Continue Reading

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
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