The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels, a final rule amending its labeling regulations for conventional foods and dietary supplements to offer updated nutrition information on the label to help consumers in keeping healthy dietary practices.
The amendments to the labeling regulations include:
- An updated list of nutrients that are compulsory or permitted to be declared
- Updated Daily Reference Values and Reference Daily Intake values that are established on current dietary recommendations from consensus reports
- Amended requirements for foods represented or purported to be specifically for children under the age of four years and pregnant and lactating women and the establishment of reference values precisely for these subgroups
- Revised format and appearance of the Nutrition Facts label
The final rule takes effect on July 26, 2016.