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FDA Releases Supplemental Menu Labeling Guidance

On May 7, 2018 FDA released supplemental guidance for the Menu Labeling Rule.   The Menu Labeling Rule went into effect on May 7, 2018.  The rule has very significant impacts on restaurants and food retailers among other retail food establishments.  This Lieberman PLLC regulatory alert covers the key aspects of the guidance.  Please contact Erik [...]

By |2018-05-17T10:55:42-04:00May 17th, 2018|Menu Labeling|0 Comments

FDA Extends Menu Labeling Compliance Date; More Flexibility in Compliance Requirements Expected

On May 1, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would be publishing in the Federal Register an interim final rule to extend the compliance date for the menu labeling regulation (21 CFR § 101.11) to May 7, 2018.  The interim final rule in prepublication format is available here. In addition [...]

By |2017-05-02T17:14:32-04:00May 2nd, 2017|FDA, Menu Labeling|0 Comments

FDA Waives Sanitary Food Transportation Act Requirements for Retailers

On April 6, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register a notice that the agency was waving retail food establishments from requirements of the Sanitary Food Transportation Act (SFTA) regulations.  FDA issued a document dated March 2017 responding to comments on the retail waiver and other waivers.  The waivers [...]

FDA Publishes Draft Nutrition Labeling Guidance

On January 4, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels Related to the Compliance Date, Added Sugars, and Declaration of Quantitative Amounts of Vitamins and Minerals, which provides questions and answers on topics related to compliance with the FDA [...]

By |2017-01-19T12:34:01-05:00January 18th, 2017|FDA, Nutrition Labeling|0 Comments

FDA Final Rule on FSMA Third-Party Auditor User Fees

On December 14, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a final rule entitled Amendments to Accreditation of Third-Party Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications to Provide for the User Fee Program (the “Final Rule”).  The Final Rule is effective January 13, 2017, and provides for a user [...]

FDA Delays Compliance Date for Menu Labeling

On Friday, December 2, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will shortly be releasing a final rule to delay the compliance date for the Menu Labeling Regulation until May 5, 2017.  This compliance date is now aligned with FDA’s enforcement date.  In 2015 Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (Omnibus) [...]

By |2016-12-05T17:44:55-05:00December 5th, 2016|FDA, Menu Labeling|0 Comments

FDA Announces Uniform Compliance Date for 2017-2018 Food Labeling Rules

On November 23, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that January 1, 2020 will be the uniform compliance date for food labeling regulations that are issued in calendar years 2017 and 2018. This action does not change existing requirements for compliance dates contained in final rules published before January 1, 2017.  The [...]

By |2016-11-30T12:44:31-05:00November 30th, 2016|FDA, Food Labeling, Nutrition Labeling|0 Comments

FDA Releases Draft Preventive Controls Guidance; Extends FSMA Compliance Dates

On August 23rd 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance (“Draft Guidance”) to assist industry in complying with the Preventive Controls for Human Food Rule.  The agency also announced that it is delaying compliance dates for certain aspects of the PC Rule and other FSMA Rules.  For more information please see [...]

By |2016-09-16T00:22:22-04:00September 9th, 2016|FDA, Food Safety Modernization Act, Preventive Controls|0 Comments

FDA Releases Draft Vending Labeling Guidance

On August 15, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released draft guidance on complying with the final rule entitled “Food Labeling: Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines” (“Vending Labeling Rule”).  The Vending Labeling Rule requires vending machine operators who own or operate 20 or more vending machines, or who voluntarily [...]

By |2016-10-30T01:15:05-04:00August 21st, 2016|FDA, Vending Labeling|0 Comments

Vending Labeling Compliance Deadline Extended for Certain Items

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register a final rule extending the compliance date for certain requirements in the Final Vending Labeling Rule.  The compliance date is extended to July 26, 2018, for the type/font size requirements for front-of-pack (FOP) labeling and certain gums, mints and [...]

By |2016-10-30T01:15:05-04:00August 3rd, 2016|FDA, Vending Labeling|0 Comments