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FDA Announces New Compliance Dates for Nutrition Labeling and Serving Size Rules

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a proposed rule which extends the compliance dates for the new requirements for nutrition and supplement facts labels, serving sizes, and dual column labeling by approximately 1.5 years.  Under the proposed rule, the compliance date for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales [...]

By |2017-10-03T10:56:11-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Food and Drug Administration, Nutrition 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 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 Publishes Guidance on Fruit and Vegetable Juice Color

On Tuesday, December 15, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published draft guidance for industry entitled “Fruit and Vegetable Juice as Color Additives in Foods.”  The agency is requesting comments on the draft guidance by February 13, 2017.  FDA issued the guidance to respond to a number of questions relating to whether certain [...]

By |2016-12-20T01:06:05-05:00December 20th, 2016|Additives, Color Additives, Food and Drug Administration|0 Comments

FDA Menu Labeling Public Meeting: Key Takeaways

On July 7th and 8th, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public meeting on the final menu labeling regulation at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in College Park, MD.  The meeting consisted of a series of presentations by FDA and public Q&A followed by private appointments with industry [...]

Lieberman Quoted on Labeling in National Geographic

On May 24, 2016, Erik Lieberman of Lieberman PLLC was quoted in National Geographic on FDA's new final nutrition labeling regulations.  Read the article here:  For more information on nutrition labeling or other FDA or USDA matters please contact Erik Lieberman at or 202.830.0300.

By |2016-05-30T00:13:54-04:00May 30th, 2016|FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Nutrition Labeling|0 Comments

Updated FSMA Timeline

Lieberman PLLC has released an updated comprehensive timeline of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) actions to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) dated May 18, 2016.  The timeline is available for download here.  The timeline contains both past actions of FDA and future actions required of the Agency by FSMA.  All of the major [...]

FDA Outlines FSMA Training Strategy

On October 6, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a document entitled “FDA’s Strategy for FSMA Training-Who Will Provide Training for the Food Industry? Public and Private Partners Working Together” which summarizes the major components of FDA’s training strategy pertaining to implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).  Please see this [...]

Final FDA FSMA Preventive Control Rules Released: Key Points

On September 10, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the final Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Rules. These historic rules impose sweeping new requirements—and liabilities—on the food industry. The rules apply to U.S. and foreign food facilities the produce food for consumption in the U.S. The Preventive Controls for Human Food [...]

FDA Announces FSMA Fees for Fiscal Year 2016

FDA is announcing the Domestic and Foreign Facility Reinspections, Failure to Comply with Recall Orders, and Certain Importer Reinspections User Fee Rates for Fiscal Year 2015.  The fees are $221 per hour if domestic travel is required and $315 per hour if foreign travel is required.  More information may be found in the FY 2016 Fee [...]

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