Claudine J. Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, RD will review the agency’s latest announcements and answer questions in next Chief Packaging Officer webinar October 6 at 1pm.

FDA nutrition label rule changes are coming soon. For 20 years the Nutrition Facts label served consumers to make more informed food choices and maintain healthy dietary practices. The FDA has proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label on food packaging in the United States. According to the FDA, if adopted, the proposed changes would include the following:

  • Greater Understanding of Nutrition Science
  • Updated Serving Size Requirements and New Labeling Requirements for Certain Package Sizes
  • Refreshed Design

Since the rules were proposed there have been two significant updates:

  1. March 2014, FDA issues two proposed rules, which would update the Nutrition Facts label.
  2. July 2015, FDA issues a supplemental proposed rule that would, among other things: (1) require declaration of the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars; and (2) change the current footnote on the Nutrition Facts label.

With these proposed rule changes, there will obviously be a tremendous impact on the packaging industry and Chief Packaging Officer is pleased to provide a forum to provide clarity on the proposed rules and answer questions packaging professionals may have.

This is the third in our series on managing packaging in a multiple-jurisdiction regulatory environment.

  • Proposed Rules for Updates to the Nutrition Facts Label Issued March 2014
  • July 2015 Supplemental Proposed Rule for Updates to the Nutrition Facts Label
  • Process, timing and compliance for implementation of the Nutrition Facts label updates
  • Q&A

Register for the Webinar

Our presenter will be Claudine J. Kavanaugh, PhD, MPH, RD. Dr. Kavanaugh is an interdisciplinary scientist in the Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has been with the FDA for eleven years and works on nutrition policy issues. Dr. Kavanaugh’s recent activities include restaurant menu and vending machine labeling, updating the nutrition facts label, and sodium reduction. Prior to joining the FDA, she was a cancer prevention fellow at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Kavanaugh received her Ph.D. in nutrition from Purdue University and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. She is also a registered dietitian.

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