On May 4, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration announced an extension (approximately 1.5 years) to the compliance dates regarding the final labeling rules that appeared in the Federal Register on May 27, 2016 for the United States.
This time extension will allow all manufacturers adequate time to update the Nutrition Facts labels on their products in order to be compliant with the new ruling. This includes “updated nutrition information on the label of food, including dietary supplements; defining a single-serving container; requiring dual-column labeling for certain containers; updating, modifying, and establishing certain reference amounts customarily consumed (RACCs); and amending the label serving size for breath mints.”
“This final rule extends the compliance date for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales from July 26, 2018, to January 1, 2020; for manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales, the final rule extends the compliance date from July 26, 2019, to January 1, 2021.”
July 3, 2018 is the posted effective rule date.