FDA Finalizes Nutrition Labeling Compliance Dates

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FDA Finalizes Nutrition Labeling Compliance Dates

On May 3, 2018, the FDA issued its final rule to extend the compliance dates for new Supplement and Nutrition Facts Labels.

The compliance date for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule has been extended from July 26, 2018, to Jan. 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales receive an extra year to comply—until Jan. 1, 2021.

From the FDA’s news release:
After considering a range of stakeholder comments, the FDA recognizes the need for manufacturers to have additional time to make required changes. The approximately 18-month extension accomplishes this goal and will provide sufficient time to transition to the new version of the Nutrition Facts label.

FDA Nutrition Facts Label Regulations Timeline

Check out the FDA website for Nutrition Facts Labeling guidance documents and resources. To learn more about the new regulations, including how the FDA defines Added Sugars and what is considered Beneficial Dietary Fiber, check out our FDA Nutrition Facts Label Changes eBook, webinar series, and blog series.