Editor's Note
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced additional flexibility for manufacturers who need to comply with the updated Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements by January 1, 2021. This upcoming compliance date applies to manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales. Although the compliance date will remain in place, the FDA will not focus on enforcement actions during 2021 for these smaller food manufacturers. This additional flexibility includes manufacturers of packages and containers of single-ingredient sugars, regardless of the size of the manufacturer. The announcement reflects the request made in an Aug. 21 letter in which AHPA and several co-signatory members of the Food and Beverage Issue Alliance (FBIA) asked FDA to provide small companies with the same enforcement discretion it has already offered larger ones: a one-year extension of time to come into compliance with the complex new labeling rules.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing additional flexibility for manufacturers who need to comply with updated Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements by January 1, 2021. This upcoming compliance date applies to manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales. Although the compliance date will remain in place, the FDA will not focus on enforcement actions during 2021 for these smaller food manufacturers. This additional flexibility includes manufacturers of packages and containers of single-ingredient sugars, regardless of the size of the manufacturer.

The FDA has heard from some manufacturers that more time may be needed to meet all of the requirements, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The FDA provided the same flexibility for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales, who were required to comply with the Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements by January 1, 2020, by indicating it would not focus on enforcement actions during 2020. 

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