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FDA Delays Compliance Dates for Nutrition Labeling Final Rules

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) extended the compliance dates for the final rules updating the nutrition and supplement facts labels and serving size information on food packaging. FDA extended the compliance dates for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales from July 26, 2018 to January 1, 2020, and for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales from July 26, 2019 to January 1, 2021.

The final rules amend the labeling regulations for conventional food and dietary supplements, and are intended to provide updated nutritional information to consumers. They redefine a single-serving container, update certain reference amounts customarily consumed, 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 and requiring a percent Daily Value declaration for added sugars.

The law firm Hogan Lovells issued a memorandum detailing the extension.

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