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FDA issues final guidance on Nutrition Facts labeling rules

By Elaine Watson contact

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The new look labels (Picture: FDA)
The new look labels (Picture: FDA)

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The FDA has issued final guidance to help manufacturers of packaged foods comply with its updated Nutrition Facts labeling regulations.

The guidance – which you can download​ HERE​ - addresses serving sizes of foods, including single-serving foods and other foods that can reasonably be consumed at one eating occasion and require dual-column labeling. 

While the regulations came into effect yesterday (January 1, 2020) for manufacturers with $10m or more in annual food sales (those with <$10m have until Jan 2021), the FDA does not intend​ to take enforcement actions related to the new rules for the first six months of this year.

The agency also intends to exercise enforcement discretion to give manufacturers of single-ingredient sugars such as honey and maple syrup, and certain cranberry products, until July 1, 2021, to comply.

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