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FSIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Revisions to Nutrition Fact Panel for Meat and Poultry Products

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) extended the public comment period by 30 days to April 19, 2017, for a proposed rule that would amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to align them with the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final nutrition regulations, which were published on May 27, 2016. The proposed rule also would update the list of nutrients that are required or permitted to be declared and is providing Daily Reference Values (DRVs) and Reference Daily Intake (RDI) values that are based on current dietary recommendations from consensus reports.

In addition, FSIS proposed revising the format and appearance of the Nutrition Facts label; amending the definition of a single-serving container; requiring dual-column labeling for certain containers; and updating and modifying several reference amounts customarily consumed. Finally, FSIS proposed consolidating the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products into a new Code of Federal Regulations part.

The Meat Institute will submit comments and will host a member conference call to solicit input on the proposed revisions in mid-March. Call details are forthcoming.

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