Food Label News
June 2018 - Volume 18, Number 6

Hello from Food Label News. Take note: this is the meatiest newsletter we’ve offered in a long time. Why? FDA’s compliance dates for new Nutrition Label regulations is finally here.  In this newsletter, we reprise all of the simplified, easy-to-digest one-pagers that our readers have found so very helpful for interpreting these new regulations. In addition, look for the Client Comments section below for a case study about how one food manufacturer got their updated Nutrition Facts done quickly and easily.

In this issue:

All the best,


Karen C. Duester, President, Food Consulting Company

Feature Article

After receiving 50,000 comments, FDA released the final rule extending the compliance date for the new Nutrition Facts labeling regulations issued in 2016. January 1, 2020, is now the official compliance date for manufacturers with $10 or more in annual food sales, while manufacturers with less than $10 million have an additional year to compaly (January 1, 2021).

Take a look at our Quick References that summarize key changes:

Bullseye: Given changes in daily values, serving size, fiber definition and added sugars, food labelers may want to consider a review of formulations to ensure that required values support brand and consumer promises. For example, a review of nutrient values for your current formulas may show a higher level of added sugars or a lower level of dietary fiber than marketing would like. Contact us for reformulation guidance and updated nutrition analysis to ensure 100% compliant and market-friendly food labels.

Food Label Community
Reader Q+A
Q. Is Organic the same as GMO-free? I've heard conflicting info.
— D.K., North Carolina, Food Entrepreneur
A. No, GMO-free is not the same as Organic. However, for a product to be Organic, it must be free of genetic engineering (commonly referred to as Genetically Modified Organisms, or GMOs).


Client Comments

“It's so easy to get labels redone. Food Consulting Company remembers me and my products so it's quick and easy to get the job done. They work very efficiently, without needing to back and forth to clarify issues. The team is pretty clear about what their customers want and execute it quickly without any errors.”
— Janice Wong, Corporate Manager, Kee Wah Bakery


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