Editor's Note: FDA announced its intention to extend the compliance date for the Nutrition Facts Label final rules and will provide details of the extension through a Federal Register Notice at a later time. FDA finalized the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size final rules in May 2016 and set the compliance date for July 26, 2018, with an additional year to comply for manufacturers with annual food sales of less than $10 million. FDA said the extension will provide more time and reduce costs for manufacturers to complete and print new labels. Industry groups welcomed the extension while consumer groups criticized the delay.

The Hill
June 13, 2017

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it is delaying an Obama-era rule to require manufacturers to update nutritional facts labels on processed foods. 

The Food and Drug Administration said it has determined that manufactures need additional time beyond the July 26, 2018 compliance date to complete and print new labels for their products.

"The framework for the extension will be guided by the desire to give industry more time and decrease costs, balanced with the importance of minimizing the transition period during which consumers will see both the old and the new versions of the label in the marketplace," the agency said in an update on its website.

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