FDA Proposes to Extend Compliance Dates for Nutrition Facts Label Final RulesTuesday, October 3, 2017
(North American Meat Institute)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule from July 26, 2018, to January 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales would receive an extra year to comply.
The rules amend the labeling regulations for conventional food and dietary supplements, and provide updated nutritional information to consumers. They also redefine a single-serving container, update certain reference amounts customarily consumed (RACC), require dual-column labeling for certain containers and modify serving size regulations.
Changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel include removing the declaration of "calories from fat," requiring the declaration of the gram amount of "added sugars" in a serving of a product, establishing a Daily Reference Value (DRV) and requiring a percent Daily Value (DV) declaration for added sugars.
The law firm Hogan Lovells prepared a memo detailing the proposed extension. FDA is accepting comments regarding the proposed extension of the compliance dates through November 1, 2017. The Meat Institute intends to submit comments. Provide any insights to Susan Backus by COB Thursday, October 19.share on facebook share on twitter