Effects of front-of-package and shelf nutrition labeling
systems on consumers.
On May 20, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the release of two final rules amending its nutrition labeling
S FDA will create an Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP), elevating the group from its previous status as a division under the Office of Nutrition Labeling
and Dietary Supplements.
Recent legislative changes in the European Union have mandated nutrition labeling
for the majority of pre-packaged foods.
1) Food Labeling; Nutrition Labeling
of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments, FDA - Office of the US Federal Register - December 2014 (https://www.
1995) described that information on the characteristics of individuals using nutrition labeling
and the effects of label use on diet quality could be utilized to guide the development of more efficient consumer education programs.
A big year for US food labels came in 1990 with the passage of the Nutrition labeling
and Education Act.
The two-month extension for meat suppliers and grocers to comply with new nutrition labeling
rules for 40 of the most popular cuts of meat and poultry expires March 1, and industry groups are working furiously to make sure its members are ready.
In January, the Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute launched Facts Up Front, a factbased, front-of-pack nutrition labeling
system to help busy consumers -- especially parents -- make informed decisions when they shop," said association spokesman Brian Kennedy.
FMI recently filed comments on the FDA proposed rule implementing "Nutrition Labeling
of Standard Menu Items at Chain Restaurants," as included as Section 4205 of the Affordable Care Act, which requires nutrition labeling
on menus of standard items in chain restaurants.
While the Food and Drug Administration requires nutrition labeling
for all FDA-regulated foods, meat and poultry have been exempt because they fall under the auspices of the USDA.
FSIS believes an exemption for ground or chopped products produced by small businesses is necessary because the burden of mandatory nutrition labeling
may force some small firms to stop producing the product because of the cost of nutrition labeling
and eventually force some small firms out of business," according to the Federal Register notice.