Kind LLC has filed a citizen petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) challenging regulations governing the use of “healthy” on food labeling, arguing that specific nutrient levels in a product do not dictate whether it is “healthy.”

The petition asks FDA to reevaluate its nutrient content claim regulations for consistency with current federal dietary recommendations and issue rules accordingly.

Kind filed the petition months after FDA issued the company a warning letter—and the company was targeted by a consumer class action on the same subject—about the use of “healthy” on Kind snack bars, which contain more than 1 gram of saturated fat due to their nut content. Additional details about the letter and subsequent lawsuits appear in Issues 562 and 575 of this Update.