- 06 Jun
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….