Food

FDA Provides Information to Assist Industry with New Nutrition Facts Label

Constituent Update

August 3, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published a Nutrition Facts label "Industry Resources" web page to help businesses comply with the requirements of the final rules, which were issued in May 2016. Businesses have until July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales) to bring their Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels for packaged foods into compliance with the final rules, but may comply with the new requirements now.

The Industry Resources page provides helpful information including:

  • Frequently Asked Questions specifically focused on industry’s common questions and concerns
  • Annotated graphic illustrations of new label specifications for the most commonly used label formats
  • High-resolution examples of label formats
  • Tables from the final rules showing daily values for vitamins, minerals, and food components, as well as reference amounts customarily consumed per eating occasion (RACCs)
  • Links to final rules and reference materials

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