On December 1, 2016, the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a proposed rule updating its Nutrition Facts Labeling regulations.  The proposed rule largely parallels the final rule issued by FDA to revising Nutrition Facts Labeling.  The FSIS proposed rule also updates Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs).  Among other things, the proposed rule:

  • Prohibits the declaration of calories from fat
  • Revises the definition of dietary fiber
  • Consolidates nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry into a single part of the Code of Federal Regulations
  • Requires increased text size for calorie declarations
  • Increases the daily recommended value (DRV) for total fat for adults to 78 g
  • Requires a declaration of added sugar and establishes a DRV of 50 g

Please contact Erik Lieberman at erl1@liebermanpllc.com or 202.830.0300 for additional information.