• In May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition labeling and serving size regulations. Mandatory compliance with the new nutrition labeling requirements for food products was initially slated for July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales). As previously covered on this blog, however, FDA announced earlier this year that the compliance dates for the new nutrition labeling requirements will be extended. And, earlier this month, FDA Commissioner Gottlieb tweeted that the Agency intends to propose an extended compliance date for the new nutrition labeling requirements somewhere in the range of “closer to 18 months.”
  • Today, FDA released a proposed rule on the new Nutrition Facts panel compliance date, proposing to extend the deadline by 1.5 years. Under the proposed extension, all FDA-packaged food product labels would need to comply with the new Nutrition Facts requirements by January 1, 2020. Manufacturers with annual food sales of less that $10 million would have an additional year to comply.
  • The proposed rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on October 2, 2017. FDA will be accepting comments for 30 days following the publication of the proposed rule.