The American Bakers Association (ABA) was among 13 trade groups that asked the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use discretion in its initial enforcement of updated labeling rules – set for January 1, 2020.
President Trump has signed an executive order (EO) to curb regulatory ‘dark matter’ – the raft of guidance documents that accommodates regulations – which often calls for unexpected and unfair penalties for non-compliance.
The FDA has acted prematurely in its proposal to include a percentage daily value (DV) of added sugars on the Nutrition Facts Panel because it comes ahead of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines, say US baking associations.
Almost a quarter of primary grocery shoppers are unable to correctly identify the total amount of sugar in products featuring the FDA’s ‘new-look’ Nutrition Facts labels, which require manufacturers to list ‘sugar’ and ‘added sugar’ separately, according...
Proposals to shift focus to vitamin D, calcium, iron and potassium on the US FDA’s Nutrition Facts Panel make sense, but could remove incentives to fortify with other essential micronutrients, warns DSM.
‘Facts Up Front’ icons now appear on 9 out of 10 products in some categories, with penetration highest in cereals, beverages and dry goods, said the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) as it unveiled a new website promoting the scheme.