FDA Issues Two Guidances on Nutrition Facts Label Issues

FDA Issues Two Guidances on Nutrition Facts Label Issues

2 Nov, 2018

Contains Nonbinding Recommendations
Draft – Not for Implementation

November 2018

This guidance is being distributed for comment purposes only.

This guidance is intended for conventional food and dietary supplement manufacturers. It will provide questions and answers on topics related primarily to two final rules: (1) “Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed; Serving Size for Breath Mints; and Technical Amendments”; and (2) “Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels.” This guidance also discusses formatting issues for dual-column labeling, products that have limited space for nutrition labeling, and additional issues dealing with compliance.

FDA’s guidance documents, including this guidance, do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities. Instead, guidances describe our current thinking on a topic and should be viewed only as recommendations, unless specific regulatory or statutory requirements are cited. The use of the word should in FDA guidance means that something is suggested or recommended, but not required. 

In this guidance, “you” (or “I”) refers to a manufacturer of conventional food or dietary supplements.

Draft Guidance