The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the availability of FDA’s Policy on Declaring Small Amounts of Nutrients and  Dietary Ingredients on Nutrition Labels: Guidance for Industry, which addresses how the agency intends to exercise enforcement discretion in instances where a conflict exists between complying with Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (21 CFR) sections 101.9(c) and 101.9(g).The final rule amending 21 CFR Part 101 was announced on May 27, 2016, with an effective date of July 26, 2016; the compliance date is July 26, 2018, for manufacturers with at least $10 million in annual food sales, and a year later for those with less.

The final guidance contains minor editorial changes to the draft guidance published in August 2015 and provides recommendations for how manufacturers of conventional foods and dietary supplements should declare small amounts of dietary ingredients and nutrients on their labels. FDA recommends that when there is a conflict between complying with the two sections, 101.9(c) and 101.9(g), manufacturers declare the dietary ingredients and nutrients in accordance with 101.9(c)(1)-(8), which provides specifications on the increments and units of measure to be used when declaring values. See Federal Register, July 1, 2016.