Comprehensive Guide to the New Nutrition Facts Format

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Now that the FDA has released its comprehensive guidance on the new nutrition facts format and the other things like RACCs, DVs, and RDIs that have changed along with it, I’ve updated my original  FDA Food Labeling Guide Made Easy article. So now you have all you need again in one place.

The updated article covers both the old nutrition facts format as well as the new, since you have until July 26, 2018 (or July 26, 2019 for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales) to start displaying the new nutrition facts format on your packages. EDIT: As of July 13, 2017, the FDA has announced that they will extend the compliance deadline. They will release more information on the specific new dates soon and we will update here.

If you have any questions about this, you can leave them in the comments below!


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3 responses to “Comprehensive Guide to the New Nutrition Facts Format

  1. Ali Benis says:

    Lots of terrific advice! Is there a document outlining some of the acceptable deviations you list in your article for the new guidelines (condensed font permitted, usage of the linear format if labeling area is less than 40 sq inches, etc.) or did an FDA rep personally assist you?

    1. Hi Ali,

      This info is extracted from the actual FDA guidelines. The FDA does not assist with package development, reviews or guidance. I sent you an email with more info!

      Best,
      Jenn

      1. Ali Benis says:

        Thanks so much!

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