Here is the summary of FDA labeling requirements for food products marketed in the USA.
The above list is just an overview of FDA labeling requirements for food products. Since food labeling is a complex task, as you start working on food labeling, you may face several challenges. Nutrition Facts labeling is one of the most critical parts of food labeling.
While creating the nutrition facts labeling, it is important to consider several aspects such as mandatory nutrient reporting, calculation of % DV , rounding rules for vitamins, mineral, and macronutrients. Formatting of the Nutrition Facts label is also one of the vital requirements.
On May 27, 2016, FDA has updated Nutrition Facts labeling requirements. Below is a brief summary of the changes.
Foods that contain insignificant nutrition such as instant coffee (plain, unsweetened) and most spices are exempted from nutrition fact labeling requirements.
Also, small businesses are exempted from Nutrition Facts labeling requirements. FDAbasics can assist you in submitting nutrition facts exemption. Contact us for more information.
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Non-compliance to FDA labeling requirements may result in the detention and shipment refusal.
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