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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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Sugar Labeling Proposal – FDA Not Too Sweet

In a highly surprising and most unusual decision, FDA on Monday denied a broad-based industry request for an extension for 90 days of the comment periods relating to FDA’s supplemental proposal on “added sugars.”  The proposal would establish… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Period on Nutrition Labeling Reforms

In tomorrow’s Federal Register, FDA will publish a notice extending until October 13, 2015, the comment period on its proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts panels used in labeling conventional foods and dietary supplements. … Read More
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SURPRISE: FDA Proposes a Daily Value for Added Sugars

In an unexpected move, FDA this coming Monday, July 27th, will publish a supplemental proposed rule that would establish a Daily Reference Value (DRV) for added sugars.  This DRV would be utilized in calculating the percent Daily Value (%DV) that wo… Read More
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FDA Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rules on Nutrition Labeling

FDA has announced a 60-day extension of the comment period for two major proposed rules on nutrition labeling. The extended comment period will close on August 1, 2014. In March, FDA published two proposed rules on nutrition labeling: one a major ove… Read More
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FDA Proposes Major Changes to the “Nutrition Facts” Label – Price Tag $2 Billion

Two billion dollars – That is what FDA estimates the food industry will spend to comply with proposed changes to the iconic “Nutrition Facts” label.  That’s about all we know for sure.  The agency says the new information will provide $20-$… Read More
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Nutrition Labeling – The Second Time Around

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) was enacted in 1990 and the familiar “Nutrition Facts” panel became mandatory in 1994.  Now, twenty years later, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the list of nutrients, serving sizes, an… Read More
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