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Updates for Dietary Fiber on the Nutrition Facts Label

Eight additional non-digestible carbohydrates now count as "beneficial" fibers, the FDA announced June 14, 2018. They include mixed plant cell wall fibers (a broad category that includes fibers like sugar cane fiber and apple fiber, among many others), arabinoxylan, alginate, inulin and inulin-type fructans, high amylose starch (resistant starch 2), galactooligosaccharide, polydextrose, and resistant maltodextrin/dextrin.

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FDA Offers More Clarity on Menu Labeling

In an effort to clear up some confusion with the Menu Labeling regulations that go into effect May 7, 2018, the FDA has released a Supplemental Draft Guidance Document. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a press release that he wanted to make sure the public had the desired information as soon as possible, while keeping regulations from being overly burdensome for restaurants.

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Proposed Label Regulations Sent to the OIRA

On April 29, 2016 the FDA gave the proposed labeling regulations to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) (part of the Office of Management and Budget), who will review the guidelines to make sure they are consistent with the applicable law and that they do not conflict with policies and procedures from another...
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