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FDA Proposing to Give More Time to Comply with New Nutrition Facts Labels

Published on: Oct 9 2017

A regulatory update for the United States brings welcome news to food manufacturers: extra time to implement the new nutrition facts labels, which include additions like added sugar, new serving size requirements, and a changing definition of fiber, initially proposed by FDA in 2016.

The FDA is currently accepting comments on a decision to extend the compliance dates for Nutrition Facts, Supplement Facts, and Serving Sizes from July 26, 2018 to January 1, 2020. Manufacturers with annual food sales of less than $10 million would have until Jan 1, 2021. This extension would not change the requirements of the labels themselves, only the amount of time manufacturers have to respond to the legislation.

For more information on the requirements of the updated nutrition labels, head to the FDA page on Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label.

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