Regulations and Claims: United States

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June 2015FDA Takes Step to Remove Artificial Trans Fats from Processed Foods (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in food. This action is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and to prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks each year.
December 2012Small Entity Compliance Guides Related to FDA Actions on Bioterrorism Act of 2002 Legislation and the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2011(U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
Compliance booklets are available on:
  • Registration and Prior Notice
  • Administrative Detention
  • Establishment and Maintenance of Records
Labeling and Marketing Claims
August 2016FDA Provides Information to Assist Industry with New Nutrition Facts Label (Market Access Secretariat) - On August 3, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Nutrition Facts label "Industry Resources" web page to help businesses comply with the requirements of the final rule.
May 2016Changes to Nutrition Facts Label (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
The FDA finalized the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The new label will make it easier for consumers to make better informed food choices.
January 2013Food Labeling Guide (U.S. Food and Drug Administration)
Excerpt from the Background section: "The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for assuring that foods sold in the United States are safe, wholesome and properly labeled. This applies to foods produced domestically, as well as foods from foreign countries. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act are the Federal laws governing food products under FDA's jurisdiction".
January 2013Claims - Links from the Food Labeling Guide - Chapter 8 (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) links
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Last Reviewed/Revised on January 19, 2017.