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Guidance for Industry: FDA's Policy on Declaring Small Amounts of Nutrients and Dietary Ingredients on Nutrition Labels July 2015

Final
Docket Number:
FDA-2015-D-1839
Issued by:
Guidance Issuing Office
Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling

This guidance addresses how conventional food and dietary supplement manufacturers should declare small amounts of nutrients and dietary ingredients on nutrition labels. 

It specifically explains how FDA intends to consider exercising enforcement discretion when a conflict occurs between compliance with Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR), section 101.9(c), and compliance with 21 CFR 101.9(g) such that compliance with both sections is not possible

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. 

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