Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on implementation of the new Nutrition Facts label for foods

FDA announced today their intent to launch a major educational campaign related to the new nutritional label. The new label distinguishes between sugars that are naturally occurring in foods and added sugars. The FDA is also issuing final giddiness to the food industry This update includes updated requirements for serving sizes that more accurately reflect what people actually eat and drink. FDA had extended the compliance date from July 2018 to Jan. 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales and to Jan. 1, 2021, for smaller manufacturers. @
Guidance for Industry: Scientific Evaluation of the Evidence on the Beneficial Physiological Effects of Isolated or Synthetic Non-Digestible Carbohydrates Submitted as a Citizen Petition (21 CFR 10.30)

This guidance document explains FDA’s current thinking on information needed when submitting a citizen petition and the scientific review approach we plan to use for evaluating scientific evidence to determine whether an isolated or synthetic non-digestible carbohydrate that is added to food (hereinafter “added non-digestible carbohydrate”) has a physiological effect that is beneficial to human health.

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