The New FDA Labeling Rules are Here

Posted on May 23, 2016 by

We've been waiting, and now it's official: The FDA has revamped nutrition labels. If you're wondering about the details of what's involved and when and how it affects you, here's the scoop.

The Timeline

EDIT (June 15, 2017): The FDA has announced plans to extend the compliance date for the new nutrition labeling rules. They have yet to decide on the new compliance dates, so for now this is an indefinite extension.

Initially, the rules were such that businesses have until July 26, 2018 to comply with the new FDA labeling rules. But manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales get an extra year to comply (until July 26, 2019). These will be revised as the FDA publishes new compliance dates.

EDIT (August 10, 2016): We've set up the new formats and they're now available to everyone!

New Format Requirements


New and Old FDA Nutrition Label

Out with the old and in with the new. The FDA's side by side comparison.

New Content Requirements

We've got you covered

We're already set up the new formats and made them available for all users. Let us know if you have any questions in the comments.

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