FDA Proposes to Extend Compliance Dates for Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels and Serving Size
On September 29, 2017, the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) announced a proposal to extend the compliance dates for the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts label final rule and the Serving Size final rule. For manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales, the date will change from July 26, 2018, to January 1, 2020. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales would receive an extra year to comply—until January 1, 2021.
FDA’s proposal addresses only the compliance dates. The FDA is not proposing any other changes to the Nutrition Facts Label and Serving Size final rules. While this rulemaking is being completed, FDA intends to exercise enforcement discretion with respect to the current July 26, 2018, and July 26, 2019, compliance dates. A copy of the public inspection version of the proposed rule can be found here.