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FDA Issues Final Rules on Changes to Nutrition Labels

May 23, 2016, Covington Alert

On Friday, May 20, 2016, FDA issued two final rules to revise the nutrition labeling requirements for conventional foods and dietary supplements—the first major revisions to the nutrition labels since they were originally required over 20 years ago. Recognizing a shift in the average American’s consumption habits and understanding of the Nutrition Facts label, the two rules include changes to the content and format of the Nutrition Facts label, as well as to the reference amounts that determine the serving sizes of conventional foods. FDA also finalized conforming changes to the Supplement Facts label.

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