FDA extends comment period on proposed Nutrition Facts panel changes

May 27, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is extending the comment period by 60 days, to Aug. 1, 2014, for the following two proposed rules that appeared in the Federal Register on March 3, 2014:

The FDA is taking this action in response to requests for an extension to allow interested persons additional time to submit comments. The agency is proposing to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the most recent public health and scientific information, including information about the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The proposed label would also update out-of-date serving size requirements to better align with how much people really eat, and it features a new design to highlight key parts of the label such as calories and serving sizes.

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