Proposed Nutrition Facts Label Changes to be Focus of FDA Public Meeting
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a public meeting June 26 in Washington, D.C., on a proposed rule that would update the “Nutrition Facts” label for packaged foods to reflect new public health and scientific information, update serving size requirements to better align with how much people really eat, and highlight key elements such as calories and serving sizes. The proposed changes would affect all packaged foods except certain meat, poultry and processed egg products, which are regulated by the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. Requests to make oral comments at the meeting are due by June 12 and registration must be completed by June 20. The closing date for comments on the proposal is Aug. 1.