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Delay of FDA Menu Labeling Regulation Provides Blueprint for Modification of Nutrition Labeling Rules

The restaurant industry was bracing for FDA’s menu labeling regulation, requiring mandatory calorie disclosure on menus at chains that have 20 or more locations.  The final compliance date was coming up next week on May 5, 2017.  However, in a la… Read More
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FDA’s Guidance on Added Sugars is as Thick as Molasses

FDA released a draft Guidance statement on how food companies should calculate the added sugar content in their products for the purposes of nutrition labeling.  Comments are due on March 6. Guidance documents are supposed to help simplify FDA regul… Read More
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FDA Considering Amendments to New "Reference Amount Customarily Consumed" Regulation, Used to Set Serving Sizes on Nutrition Facts Label

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is showing a willingness to modify its recently finalized rule establishing Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) used to set serving sizes on the Nutrition Facts label.  The agency announced two reque… Read More
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“Voluntary” FDA Sodium Targets May Bind Food Companies

FDA yesterday released so-called “voluntary” targets for sodium reduction for 150 categories of foods.  A spreadsheet issued by the agency details baseline sodium content for each of the categories and lists short-term and long-term targets.  I… Read More
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FDA Issues Final Regulations for Nutrition Facts Labeling and Serving Size Changes

FDA has issued final regulations changing the requirements for the Nutrition Facts label required on almost all foods since 1994. A picture tells a thousand words, or in this case, more than 1000 pages of typewritten text detailing the new regulation… Read More
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Expect More Food Labeling Changes Even After FDA Finalizes its New “Nutrition Facts” Regulations

FDA is scheduled to issue regulations finalizing its proposed Nutrition Facts label soon according to the US Regulatory Agenda. Many food companies and trade associations are eagerly awaiting the final rules to see how the agency will handle the most… Read More
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FDA Seeks Input on the Meaning of “Natural” for Foods -- First Impact of FDA Action Will Be on Class Action Cases

For over two decades, when assessing the propriety of a “natural”-type claim (e.g., “natural,” “all natural,” “100% natural,” “from nature,” “naturally grown,” or “naturally sourced”) made in food labeling, FDA has applied… Read More
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OFW’s Bruce Silverglade to Participate at FDLI Food Advertising and Litigation Conference

OFW Law’s Bruce Silverglade will be a featured speaker at that Food and Drug Law Institute’s annual “Food Advertising and Litigation” conference on September 24, 2015, in Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Silverglade will participate in a panel discus… Read More
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Five Unresolved Questions the Food Industry Should Be Looking for Answers to in FDA's Final FSMA Regulations

It’s August, which in Washington means Congress recesses, the President and much of the bureaucracy go on vacation and the wheels of government move more slowly than usual. However, that slower pace is going to be short-lived for the food industry.… Read More
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Added Sugars Labeling Proposal Dropped by Health Canada

Two billion dollars – that is what FDA estimates the food industry will spend to comply with proposed changes to the iconic “Nutrition Facts” label.  Part of that cost includes keeping records showing how much sugars companies add to processed… Read More
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