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Being released Q1 2015, with Genesis R&D version 9.14, is the European Union nutrition information label module. The EU Label module is compliant with European Union food labeling regulations.
This report helps simplify printed menu creation by allowing for grouping of foods (pies, cakes, etc.), automatic inclusion of user-defined characteristics (gluten free, organic, vegan, etc.), and options for including allergen and ingredient statements. Reports with the government recommended-nutrient set can be printed or exported for optimal flexibility. These features will help restaurants get ready for the new restaurant labeling laws released last year.
If you have been successful enough to open and operate more than 20 restaurants, vending machines or other food establishments (including delis and self-serve buffets in grocery stores), things are going to get a little more complicated.
If the final rule for the new Nutrition Facts label is issued between January 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016, food manufacturers will have until January 1, 2018 to comply with the new regulations. This compliance date was set on December 10, 2014. Final labeling rules published before January 1, 2015 would have a January 1, 2016 compliance date.
Q: Can I report Omega 3 on my nutrition label?
A: Omega 3 can be reported on the Supplement Facts label.
Omega 3 is neither a mandatory nor a voluntary nutrient or component, so it cannot be reported within the Nutrition Facts panel. Omega 3 fatty acids could be reported on a Supplement Facts panel.
A statement listing the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids in a product can be included on the product packaging listing grams of Omega 3 per serving. The statement cannot be qualitative in nature, such as "high in" or "good source of" because there is no DV established for Omega 3 fatty acids.
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