Over the past few years, updates to nutrition labels have occurred in various industries according to guidelines issued by the FDA. Under the latest ingredient labels guidelines, the nutrition label that provides information to the public will see some design changes. There will be alterations made to the size of the type detailing the calorie information as well as the servings per container. There will also be bolding highlighting the number of calories and serving size info. The 2021 updates to custom nutrition labels actually date back to 2016 and their initial publication. The FDA made these changes to refresh the design of nutrition labels, update the labeling requirements for certain packaging sizes and to ensure consumers have the information they need to make educated decisions about the foods they want to buy and eat.
Now that you’ve seen some of the changes required of nutrition and ingredients labels, do your current labels come close to meeting the regulations? Do you have multiple changes to make before the uniform compliance date? The updates required in the next few years by the FDA can sometimes be confusing no matter how experienced a company is performing past updates and design changes. These alterations will require significant changes to the design and layout of both product packaging and labels. If you have not started the process to make the necessary changes, there is no need to panic. You still have time to get in compliance (with a helping hand from our team).
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