On June 13, 2017, the FDA announced their intent to extend the compliance dates for Supplement and Nutrition Facts Labeling.
As a result, the FDA intends to extend the compliance dates to provide the additional time for implementation. The framework for the extension will be guided by the desire to give industry more time and decrease costs, balanced with the importance of minimizing the transition period during which consumers will see both the old and the new versions of the label in the marketplace. The FDA will provide details of the extension through a Federal Register Notice at a later time."
Regulation Timeline Overview:
- May 27, 2016 - The FDA published final guidance to the Federal Register.
- July 26, 2016 - Products can be sold with the new labels.
- June 13, 2017 - The FDA announces intent to extend the compliance dates.
At this time, the FDA has not commented on when the new enforcement dates will be nor have they published an official notice on the Federal Register.
To learn more about the new regulations, including how the FDA defines Added Sugars and what is considered Beneficial Dietary Fiber, check out our FDA Nutrition Facts Label Changes eBook, webinar series, and blog series.