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FDA Issues Guidance on Dietary Fiber and Added Sugars and Announces “Next Steps”

March 5, 2018, Covington Alert

On March 1, FDA issued several guidance documents related to the nutrition facts label (NFL) final rule, including: the long-awaited final guidance on the scientific evaluation of petitions requesting approval of ingredients as dietary fiber; a draft guidance on how to declare added sugars on honey, maple syrup, and certain cranberry products; a final guidance on the proper labeling of honey and honey products; and two final guidance documents on reference amounts. This alert summarizes FDA’s final fiber guidance and draft added sugars guidance and identifies some additional nutrition-related activities that FDA intends to commence “this spring."

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