On January 4, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Draft Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels Related to the Compliance Date, Added Sugars, and Declaration of Quantitative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 final rule: “Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels.” On the same day the Agency also issued Draft Guidance for Industry: Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed: List of Products for Each Product Category.
FDA provides helpful information on calculating and declaring added sugars and more detail on compliance dates among other things in the Nutrition Labeling Guidance. The Guidance on Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACC) provides helpful examples of the types of specific products that fall within certain product categories.
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