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United States FDA Updates Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels

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Posted By: Martina Abodi

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On December 21st, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed a new amendment to correct non-substantive errors of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels.

The final rules were published on the Federal Register on May 27th, 2016 with the titles:

  • ‘‘Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels’’: the Nutrition Facts Label Final Rule;
  • ‘‘Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed; Serving Size for Breath Mints; and Technical Amendments’’: the Serving Size Final Rule.

The technical amendments regard the following:

  1. Saturated fat, trans fat, polyunsaturated fat, and monounsaturated fat declarations;
  2. New order of vitamin and minerals listed in the table at Section 101.9(c)(8)(iv);
  3. Adoption of new sample labels that fully comply with the new regulations and correcting errors made previously.

The full text of the amendment “Food Labeling; Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels; Technical Amendments” can be found here.

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