FDA Extends Compliance Deadline for New Nutritional Labeling Rules

The FDA announced that it will effectively extend the compliance deadline again during the first six months following the January 1, 2020 compliance date.

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The FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition labeling and serving size regulations in May 2016. Compliance with the new requirements was initially set for July 26, 2018 (July 26, 2019 for small manufacturers). In May 2018, the FDA issued a final rule extending the compliance dates to January 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales and January 1, 2021, for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales.
Read the FDA announcement at https://www.fda.gov/food/food-labeling-nutrition/industry-resources-changes-nutrition-facts-label#Compliance. It means that the FDA will effectively extend the compliance deadline again  during the first six months following the January 1, 2020 compliance date. The FDA stated it will  “work cooperatively with manufacturers to meet the new Nutrition Facts label requirements and will not focus on enforcement actions regarding these requirements during that time.” 

Interested in learning more about food labeling?

Take the online graduate course "Food Laws and Regulations in the United States" (FSC 811) this January. Learn more about the course at: https://www.canr.msu.edu/courses/food-laws-and-regulations-in-the-united-states

Interested in going in depth with a 2 day in-person workshop?

Save the date for our Food Labeling Workshop, July 21-22, at the Marriott Hotel in East Lansing, MI. Read the program and more  at https://www.canr.msu.edu/iflr/labeling-workshop/index.


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