FDA Releases New Nutrition Facts Final Guidance
Last Thursday, the FDA released a new guidance for industry on  converting units of measure on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels . Surprisingly, the agency appears to have skipped straight to a "Final Guidance" without having issued a "Draft Guidance" first. The guidance provides step-by-step instructions to manufacturers on how they may convert the previous units of measure for certain nutrients to the new units in the updated Nutrition Facts label. It also provides conversion factors that can be used for each of these nutrients and example calculations for converting to the new units of measure in the revised NFP.

This is the second guidance the FDA has released this summer despite the fast approaching deadline for converting most FDA nutrition facts panels by January 1, 2020. Earlier in June, the FDA released a final guidance on single ingredient sugars, syrups, and cranberry products where they debuted a controversial NFP format that omitted the "Includes Added Sugars" title for single ingredient sugars and added a separate clarifying footnote below the standard one (see illustration on right).

All told there has been a flurry of guidances this year, with four other Labeling and Nutrition guidances announced this spring.
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Nutrition Label Reform for USDA Foods: 
Tactical Roadmap  and Best Practices

Caitlin Diederich

Friday, October 11

After creating and reviewing thousands of Nutrition Facts panels since NLR went into effect, Prime Label has analyzed errors and trends and distilled its expertise into a seminar on technical requirements, tactical lessons learned and industry trends in converting NFPs.

If you're under USDA inspection and seeking best practices for NFP label conversions, Prime Label Consultants is pleased to offer a program designed to highlight the key information you need no matter where you're at in the process:

* The Pros and Cons of Converting USDA Labels to the New FDA NFP format
* Updates on Agency Action: USDA & FDA
* Nutrients, Daily Values, Units and Rounding Rules
* Serving Changes and New Dual Column Requirements
* Added Sugar & Dietary Fiber Definition / Requirements
* Case Studies for Optimizing the Nutrition Facts Panel
* Trends, Lessons Learned and Best Practices

This year, the food industry is being challenged to adjust to multiple compliance initiatives at once, which are upending over two decades of labeling strategy. Consequently, Prime Label has created these Food Label Seminars which serve as  a mid-year update to its annual Food Label Conference (FLC). Structured as two one day seminars, conveniently located near Chicago's O'Hare airport, the seminars will mirror the FLC's popular blend of trending topics and practical insights. 
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Morgan Lewis Perspective
New Bioengineered 
(GMO) Disclosure
Nutrition Label Reform for USDA
food labeling issues and emerging trends 
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tactical roadmap & best practices 
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Prime Label Consultants has been helping companies navigate food labeling since 1972. Always a thought-leader and pioneer in helping food companies transition to new labeling regulations, Prime Label has distilled its expertise into a working group on technical requirements, tactical lessons learned and industry decision making considerations.
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