In June, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated its “Changes to the Nutrition Facts Label” page stating, “FDA intends to extend the compliance dates to provide the additional time for implementation. The framework for the extension will be guided by the desire to give industry more time and decrease costs, balanced with the importance of minimizing the transition period during which consumers will see both the old and the new versions of the label in the marketplace.”
FDA did not however offer an official deadline. Food Navigator reported last week that FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, speaking at Politico Pro Policy Summit said that the new deadline would be July 2019, a delay of one year. However, he later tweeted a correction, stating that the delay would be closer to 18 months. The new deadline has yet to be finalized.