U.S. FDA Issues Guidance Documents for Updated Nutrition Facts Labeling Requirements

15/03/18

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In February, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued two guidance documents providing additional information on how to appropriately label products using the updated Nutrition Facts labeling requirements. As the title states, the guidance, Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed: List of Products for Each Product Category: Guidance for Industry, includes examples of products for food product categories. However, the FDA states that the guidance shall not be considered an all-inclusive list. 

At the same time, the FDA issued the 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: Guidance for Industry Small Entity Compliance Guide. The Compliance Guide provides additional information such as, definitions, explanations, and examples to aid in the development of an updated Nutrition Facts table. The Compliance Guide also includes the list of Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed, but it does not include examples of products that may fall under each product category. 

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Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed: List of Products for Each Product Category: Guidance for Industry

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: Guidance for Industry Small Entity Compliance Guide


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