Owing to the ongoing pandemic, the FDA on Sept. 18 declared resilience for small processors who require more time to adhere to the updated Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements. However, the original deadline scheduled was Jan. 1, 2021.
For manufacturers with not more than $10 million in annual food sales, the organization informs it “will not target on implementation actions during 2021,” despite the compliance date remaining in place.
The agency reports- “The FDA has got the requests from some processors that they may require more time to meet all of the pre-requisites, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.”
The agency granted the same pliability for manufacturers witnessing more than $10 million in sales, who were requested to abide by the Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements by Jan. 1, 2020, by pointing that it would not aim on enforcement actions during 2020.
Alterations to the Nutrition Facts panel comprises of cutting out added sugars, serving sizes, which vitamins to list and daily limits for sodium and fiber.
This supplementary pliability includes makers of packages and containers of single-ingredient sugars, irrespective of the manufacturer’s size.