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Wednesday, November 07, 2018 -

On Friday, Nov. 2, FDA announced two new final guidance to help companies revise nutrition labels for conventional foods and dietary supplements to comply with the new regulations.

The first guidance addresses Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion, Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed, Serving Size-Related Issues, Dual-Column Labeling, and Miscellaneous Topics: Guidance for Industry.  The second final guidance document consists mainly of questions and answers to help manufacturers with Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels: Questions and Answers Related to the Compliance Date, Added Sugars, and Declaration of Quantitative Amounts of Vitamins and Minerals: Guidance for Industry.  FDA made a statement that the compliance date is based on the date the label is applied to the product.  If a label compliant with the old requirements is applied before the compliance date of May 27, 2016, the product is compliant and remains compliant throughout distribution.  Any label applied after the compliance date must comply with the new/revised requirements.  Guidance documents do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities, guidance's describe their current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations.

Posted By : Megan Servello

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