Food, beverage and dietary supplement companies realize that clean labeling and visible manufacturing practices are more than just regulatory requirements. It’s not just good business; it can also make for a competitive advantage in a crowded marketplace.
In 2018, the FDA issued final guidance for the food labeling changes, addressing formatting and serving sizes, and setting Jan. 1, 2022, as the uniform compliance date for final food labeling regulations issued in calendar years 2019 and 2020.
The latest FDA guidance:
Revised the definition of a single-serving container.
Mandated labeling for specific packages include an additional column of nutrition information about the package’s contents.
Required that labeling for products in distinct units of particular sizes include an extra column of nutrition information regarding the whole unit’s contents.
Allowed manufacturers to voluntarily provide an added column of nutrition information for single-serving containers of specific sizes that reflect the nutrition information per standard household measurement that most closely approaches the amount that’s typically consumed.
Modified an earlier provision to let manufacturers print an additional column that reflects the nutrition information per unit, regardless of whether the product is a single-serving container or multiple servings.
In this webinar, Elizabeth Salvo from ESHA Research joined us to discuss the labeling changes that go into effect this year. Elizabeth is Director of Regulatory and Consulting Services at ESHA Research, the preeminent nutrition software provider for almost four decades.
ESHA Research has developed nutrition solution software systems, namely Genesis R&D® and Food Processor and, most recently, Genesis Supplements.
The changes being made and the challenges they present.
Case studies from companies who’ve already rolled out new labels.
How to improve supplier relations for ingredient transparency.
How to establish a unified approach across your supply chain.
Best practices for consideration.