When Do Companies Have to Start Using the FDA's New Nutrition Fact Panel on Products?

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring manufacturers with at least $10 million in annual sales to have the new label in 2020, and smaller manufacturers will need to have it by 2021.

The FDA's redesigned nutrition fact panel will be a boon for some companies and a pain for others. Here are the biggest changes consumers will see:  

  • Removal of the declaration of calories from fat

  • Addition of grams per serving of "added sugars" 

The new label had been set to go into effect in 2018, but the FDA pushed the timeline back to 2020 in the middle of 2018 due to manufacturer feedback.

    October 01, 2018 by Alex Billig