Changes to the FDA’s Nutrition Facts Label and Updated Guidance Documents
Webinar: 1 CCS Credit
The Food and Drug Administration finalized the new “Nutrition Facts” label for packaged foods in 2016 and on March 1 issued several long-awaited guidance documents on reference amounts and other issues. As a result of these changes, virtually all labels on food packaging sold in the U.S. will need to be redesigned and substantially modified during the next one to three years. This webinar will review important new requirements, timelines for compliance, and strategies to mitigate enforcement action.
- why the rules are changing
- highlights of the new “Nutrition Facts” label
- specific new labeling requirements for foreign exporters, U.S. importers, manufacturers, distributors, and restaurants
- impact on U.S. businesses
- compliance dates, including extensions and FDA enforcement discretion
- recap of small business nutrition labeling exemption
Shelly Garg is an attorney with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg’s Food and Drug Law Practice Group. She represents clients across a broad range of FDA-regulated product categories, including food, beverages, dietary supplements, over-the-counter drugs, medical devices, and cosmetics. She advises in strategic business planning, product development, testing and approval, labeling, advertisement and promotion, liability risk, inspections, responding to regulatory enforcement matters, and related issues. Her keen insights into FDA and its inner workings have proved to be of significant value to her clients in successfully resolving matters before the agency.