FDA Releases Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Dates

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FDA Releases Proposed Rule to Extend Compliance Dates

On Sept. 29, 2017, the FDA released its proposed rule to extend the compliance dates for Supplement and Nutrition Facts Labeling. (Previously, in June, the FDA announced its intent to extend the dates.)

From the FDA’s news release:
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule 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 would receive an extra year to comply—until Jan. 1, 2021.


FDA Nutrition Facts Label Regulations Timeline


The agency said it wanted to give manufacturers more time to comply, citing concerns from stakeholders that the current deadlines would not give them enough time to do so. The agency also wants to be able to offer more guidance to manufacturers and be available to answer technical and compliance questions before the new labels are printed.

The FDA said it does not intend to review or modify any of the changes to the label or serving size rules. In the meantime, consumers might see both the old and new labels on their food products.

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.