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.

And of course we have them ready for you on ReciPal :)

The Timeline

EDIT (May 4, 2018): The FDA has finalized extending the compliance date for the new nutrition labeling rules until January 2020 or January 2021, depending on the business size.

EDIT (October 3, 2017): The FDA has proposed extend the compliance date for the new nutrition labeling rules until January 2020 or January 2021, depending on the business size.

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). With the current proposal (as of September 29, 2017), smaller manufacturers will have until January 1, 2021 to comply, while larger businesses will have until January 1, 2020.

EDIT (August 10, 2016): We've set up the new formats and they're now available to everyone! You can change to the new format under the Label Type dropdown menu on the Label page of any recipe - any of the "New" formats.

EDIT (January 2020): The "New Vertical" format is now the default format for new recipes and labels. You can still of course change your format to the other new FDA formats, Canadian formats, or the older FDA formats using the Label Type dropdown menu.

Change to New FDA Nutrition Label Format on ReciPal

Here's how you change to the new label format. Pick any of the "New" formats in the dropdown.

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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