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Guidance for Industry: Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed: List of Products for Each Product Category

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How to Comment

You may submit electronic or written comments regarding this guidance at any time starting on March 2, 2018.

Submit electronic comments to https://www.regulations.gov to docket number FDA-2016-D-4098

Submit written comments to:

Dockets Management Staff (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, rm. 1061
Rockville, MD 20852
All comments should be identified with the docket number FDA-2016-D-4098. 

Contains Nonbinding Recommendations

February 2018

The purpose of this guidance is to provide examples of products that belong in each of the product categories included in the tables of Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) per Eating Occasion established in 21 CFR 101.12(b). This guidance will help industry identify the product category to which specific products belong, but is not meant to provide an all-inclusive list of products that are available on the market for each product category.

FDA's guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe our current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in FDA guidances means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required.

This guidance represents the current thinking of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or we) on this topic. It does not establish any rights for any person and is not binding on FDA or the public. You can use an alternative approach if it satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. To discuss an alternative approach, contact the FDA staff responsible for this guidance as listed on the title page.

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This guidance has been prepared by the Nutrition Programs Staff in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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