Published: May 27, 2016
Two final rules were published today in the Federal Register by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to finalize the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices. Read the final rules at the links below and learn more on the Food and Drug Administration's website.
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81 FR 33741 - Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels - May 27, 2016
FDA is amending its labeling regulations for conventional foods and dietary supplements to provide updated nutrition information on the label to assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices.
81 FR 34000 - 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 - May 27, 2016
Final rule to define a single-serving container; require dual-column labeling for certain containers; update, modify, and establish several reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs); amend the label serving size for breath mints; and make technical amendments to various aspects of the serving size regulations.