RACC and Serving Size Guidance

CFSAN/FDA has made available a guidance document and a small entity compliance guide to assist industry in complying with its revised nutrition labeling requirements for conventional foods and dietary supplements: Guidance for Industry: Reference Amo… Read More
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Extension of Compliance Date for Revised Nutrition Labeling of Foods and Supplements

While generally expected for months (e.g., since the menu labeling compliance date extension) and recently the subject of a “tweet” from FDA Commissioner Gottlieb, the agency now officially has proposed to extend by about 1.5 years the compliance… 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FDA released a draft Guidance statement on how food companies should calculate the added sugar content in their products for the purposes of nutrition labeling.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 regulat… 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 request… 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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What to Do After I Filed My Comment on FDA’s Proposed “Nutrition Facts” Labeling Regulations

Don’t sit back and wait: Be proactive! The comment period for FDA’s proposed regulations revising the “Nutrition Facts” label has closed. The comment period has also closed for FDA’s proposed rule that would lead to more than 30 new serving… 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-$30 b… Read More
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