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U.S. FDA Food Labeling Rules – Compliance Date Extension, Next Steps for Industry

11.10.2017
U.S. FDA Food Labeling Rules – Compliance Date Extension, Next Steps for Industry

On September 29, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed an extension of the compliance dates for the final rules mandating changes to food, beverage, and supplement labeling. The extension would provide large food businesses (defined for these rules as grossing ten million dollars or more in annual sales) until January 1, 2020 to comply, while small businesses would have an additional year.

As an example, mandated updates to daily values for certain nutrients will require many food manufacturers to adjust percent daily values on their labels.

Additionally, vitamin D and potassium will be newly required on labels.

Many manufacturers will need to conduct laboratory tests for vitamin D, potassium, and other nutrients in their products.

As the deadlines approach, laboratories may see a high volume of nutrient testing requests, leading to potential difficulties in scheduling tests as laboratories near capacity. The cost of tests may also increase from high demand, and delays in obtaining results may occur.

For further information please follow this link to download the following media release from Registrar Corp which explains some of these reasons in our recent press release.

 

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