Deadline Approaching: Nutrition Facts Labels
On May 26, 2016, the Federal Drug Administration amended its Nutrition Facts Labels to keep up-to-date with current data on the association between nutrients and chronic disease in the US and customer consumption patterns. Three major changes will occur: a new design, updates on nutrition science, and realistic sizing of servings. Below are the dates on which companies must comply with federally mandated changes to the nutrition facts label:
- On January 1, 2020 producers with over $10 million in annual food sales
- On January 1, 2021 producers with less than $10 million in annual food sales
As a service to our members, in 2017, the California Olive Oil Council with assistance from Eurofins, Liliana Scarafia (Agbiolab) and Mary Mori (California Olive Ranch) composed the following guide to further inform the members of the requirements in order to update their labels; amended March 2020:
In this packet, you’ll find:
- An overview of the stylistic changes
- Servings per container size table to assist with new calculations of Daily Nutrition Values
- FAQs about nutrient labeling
- Instructions for acquiring new required documents via Eurofins, a COOC member lab
For more information about the new nutrition facts label regulations, check out the Federal Drug and Administration (FDA)’s ‘Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label.’
Contact information for Cortney Miller, Analytical Services Manager at Eurofins, can be found on page 4 of the above document along with instructions on how to receive assistance with the transitions put forward by the FDA.
*Note: the COOC does not have rights to a Nutrition Facts Label template for its members to use.