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Event Title
Public Meeting on Horizontal Approaches to Food Standards of Identity Modernization
September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019
08:30 AM - 05:00 PM EDT

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting to discuss FDA’s effort to modernize standards of identity as part the agency's Nutrition Innovation Strategy

Title:  Horizontal Approaches to Food Standards of Identity Modernization
Date: September 27, 2019
Time: 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Location: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852

In March 2018, the Commissioner of Food and Drugs announced a comprehensive, multi-year FDA Nutrition Innovation Strategy that is designed to improve healthy dietary behavior and help reduce preventable death and disease related to poor nutrition.  The Nutrition Innovation Strategy focuses, among other things, on providing incentives for food manufacturers to produce products that have more healthful attributes.  Under the Nutrition Innovation Strategy, FDA is seeking to modernize food standards of identity  in a manner that will achieve three primary goals: (1) protect consumers against economic adulteration; (2) maintain the basic nature, essential characteristics, and nutritional integrity of food; and (3) promote industry innovation and provide flexibility to encourage manufacturers to produce more healthful foods. 

The purpose of the public meeting is to give interested persons an opportunity to discuss FDA’s effort to modernize food standards of identity and provide information about changes we could make to existing standards, particularly changes that could be made across categories of standardized foods (i.e., horizontal changes), to facilitate innovation and provide flexibility for the development of healthier foods. 

For questions about registering for the meeting or to register by phone, contact Mark Gifford, SIDEM, 1775 Eye Street, NW, Suite 1150, Washington, DC 20006, 240-393-4496, EventSupport@Sidemgroup.com.  

For general questions about the meeting, 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: Juanita.Yates@fda.hhs.gov.

For more information about the meeting, see the Federal Register Notice announcing the meeting.

Registration Information

Persons interested in attending this public workshop either in-person or by web viewing must register online by September 20, 2019.


Important Dates

  • Request to make an oral comment: September 12, 2019
  • Request special accommodations due to disability: September 12, 2019
  • Advanced registration closing date: September 20, 2019
  • Deadline to submit written/electronic comments: November 12, 2019

Meeting Materials

These will post before the meeting, and registered participants will be notified when they are available.


You may submit written/electronic comments starting August 29, 2019. Comments are due November 12, 2019. Submit comments electronically on https://www.regulations.gov/ to docket folder FDA-2018-N-2381. See the Federal Register Notice for additional information on commenting.

Additional Information