The FDA released a guidance document announcing it will delay the upcoming deadline for food companies to implement updated Nutrition Facts labeling changes that require some increased font sizes for calories and servings along with mandatory disclosure of added sugars, potassium, and Vitamin D and removing the Vitamin A and C requirements.  You can read the extension announcement and related documentation here.

The FDA believes the extended time will allow the FDA to provide manufacturers necessary guidance:  “The framework for the extension will be guided by the desire to give industry more time and decrease costs, balanced with the importance of minimizing the transition period during which consumers will see both the old and the new versions of the label in the marketplace.”

FDA Labeling What's Different

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