February 21, 2020
Authored by: BCLP, Merrit Jones and Brandon Neuschafer
Although January 1, 2020 was the deadline for many companies to implement the new Nutrition Facts label, the FDA states on its Industry Resources on the Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label web page that it will not take any enforcement actions for the first six months, or until after July 1, 2020.
The FDA initially set a general compliance date of July 2018. Manufacturers with annual food sales of less than $10 million were given an additional year to comply. In May 2018, the FDA extended those compliance dates “by approximately 1.5 years.”
The FDA has provided the following example illustrating what’s different about the new Nutrition Facts label:
Importantly, the new label requires:
- Declarations for “added sugars” in grams and as a percentage of Daily Value (% DV);