FDA Announcing Public Meeting to Discuss Use of the Term “Healthy” in Food Labeling

Constituent Update

February 15, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today a public meeting to discuss the use of the term “healthy” in the labeling of food products. The public meeting will be held on March 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

The public meeting will give interested parties an opportunity to discuss the use of the term “healthy” in the labeling of human food products. The meeting format will include introductory presentations, stakeholder perspective panel sessions, and multiple opportunities for individuals to express their opinions through oral presentations and breakout sessions. Parties who are unable to participate in person will be able to join the meeting via live webcast.

Public meeting attendees are encouraged to register online disclaimer icon to attend the meeting in person. For questions about registering for the meeting or to register by phone, contact Jim Nakayama, The Nakamoto Group, Inc., 11820 Parklawn Drive, Suite 240, Rockville, MD 20852, phone: 301-468-6535 ext. 212, fax: 301-468-6536, email: Early registration is strongly recommended because seating is limited.

For general questions about the meeting or to request special accommodations due to a disability, contact Juanita Yates, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (HFS-009), Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Dr., College Park, MD 20740, phone: 240-402-1731, email:

For more information about the meeting, as well as instructions on registration and requesting to make an oral presentation, see the Federal Register notice about the meeting.

Important Dates to Remember:

  • Request special accommodations due to disability
    February 21, 2017
  • Request to make an oral presentation
    February 21, 2017
  • Advance Registration
    March 2, 2017
  • Public Meeting
    March 9, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Deadline to submit written/electronic comments
    April 26, 2017

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