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Dairy Facts 2016

Nutrition Label Reform Final Rules: Implications for the Dairy Industry


For the first time in 20 years, FDA is updating the Nutrition Facts label found on food packages. Two new regulations revise the Nutrition Facts label for all foods and change the serving sizes of some foods such as ice cream, yogurt and beverages. The new labels reflect updates in scientific information and aim to give consumers more information to help them make better food choices.

The FDA final rule includes a redesign of the Nutrition Facts label that gives more prominence to calorie information, a new declaration for added sugars, changes to the mandatory vitamins and minerals that must be listed, and a revision to the percent daily values. There is also a modification to what constitutes a single serving package and a new requirement that some foods must provide dual columns of nutrition information on the serving size and whole package. The new label has far-reaching implications for the dairy industry, with label redesign, new calculations of percent daily value nutrition information, as well as changes to the allowed nutrient content claims.

This webinar will provide details of FDA’s new regulations and practical guidance on what changes will be needed for milk, yogurt, cultured dairy products, packaged ice cream and novelties, cheese and beverages. The information covered in the webinar will help you apply the new requirements to develop your label redesign plans to comply with the compliance date of July 26, 2018 or July 26, 2019 for smaller sized companies.

September 20 & 21, 2016 | 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Cary Frye, Vice President, Regulatory & Scientific Affairs
Michelle Matto, Principal at AM Food & Nutrition