FDA to Exercise Enforcement Discretion for Nutrition Facts Labels

Silver Spring, MD—Following requests from multiple manufacturers and industry groups, including the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), FDA will exercise enforcement discretion with regard to the Nutrition Facts Label changes for six months following the January 1, 2020, deadline.

Specifically, according to a Q&A section on FDA’s site, “During the first 6 months following the January 1, 2020, compliance date, FDA plans to work cooperatively with manufacturers to meet the new Nutrition Facts label requirements and will not focus on enforcement actions regarding these requirements during that time.”

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AHPA Revises Labeling Guidance to Reflect Updated Requirements Adherence and Label Literacy Key with New Supplement Facts Labels

AHPA noted in a press release that it has a webinar being presented on October 29 and an updated version of its guidance document on dietary supplement labeling requirements to help members understand and comply with the new labeling requirements.