Nutrition Facts Label Deadline Extended by FDA
This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration delayed implementation of a new nutrition label indefinitely. The new label, which was to go into effect on July 26, 2018, would have featured larger calorie-count display, separately itemized added sugar, and provided modified serving sizes in line with actual average portions.
According to the FDA, the delay will allow the Trump administration more time to provide guidance to food manufacturers. This will help ensure that the companies can complete and print updated nutrition facts panels before they are expected to comply.
Details of the extension are to be provided at a later date. The changes to the nutrition facts label were promoted by former First Lady Michelle Obama.