Breaking Down the New FDA 2018 Nutrition Facts Panel Changes

  • Breaking Down the New FDA 2018 Nutrition Facts Panel Changes

    The final rules revise the Nutrition Facts by….

    Establishing an effective date of July 26, 2016 and a compliance date of 2 years after the

    final rule’s effective date, except that manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual

    food sales have a compliance date of 3 years after the final rule’s effective date. ***This deadline has been extended; however, no compliance date has been issued.

    • Removing the declaration of “Calories from fat;”

    • Requiring the declaration of the gram (g) amount of “added sugars” in a serving of a

    product, establishing a Daily Reference Value (DRV) for added sugars, and requiring the

    percent Daily Value (DV) declaration for added sugars;

    • Changing “Sugars” to “Total Sugars” and requiring that “Includes ‘X’ g Added Sugars”

    be indented and declared directly below “Total Sugars;”

    • Updating the list of vitamins and minerals of public health significance;

    • Updating certain reference values used in the declaration of percent DVs of nutrients on

    the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels;

    • Revising the format of the Nutrition Facts labels to increase the prominence of the

    declaration of ‘‘Calories;”

    • Removing the requirement for the footnote table listing the reference values for certain

    nutrients for 2,000 and 2,500 calorie diets;

    • Requiring the maintenance of records to support the declarations of certain nutrients

    under specified circumstances;

    • Amending the definition of a single-serving container;

    • Requiring dual-column labeling for certain packages;

    • Amending several reference amounts customarily consumed that are used by

    manufacturers to determine their label serving size.

    We will be addressing each point over the next several weeks in detail….

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