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Dairy Facts 2016

Are You Ready for Nutrition Facts Panel Changes? IDFA Can Help

Sep 30, 2015

Changes will be coming to the Nutrition Facts panels of all dairy foods, and dairy processors and distributors need to be prepared. These Nutrition Facts updates will be highlighted during the Hot Topics session of IDFA’s Dairy Product Labeling Webinar, October 27-29.

Proposed changes from the Food and Drug Administration include the mandatory declaration of added sugars, a larger serving size for ice cream and updates to the format of the label. FDA has also proposed making changes to the nutrients that are required to be declared on the food label and updating the values used for declaring the percent Daily Value for a number of nutrients.

Get the latest information on what FDA has suggested in two proposed rules released last year and two supplemental proposed rules released this year. Learn what changes may affect dairy product labels and how your company can be ready when the final rule requirements come out.

The webinar will be held on three consecutive days, October 27-29, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. It will provide education on the basics of dairy product labeling regulations and detailed information on nutrition labeling, marketing claims and new and changing regulations.

The presenters will be:

  • Cary Frye, IDFA vice president, regulatory and scientific affairs;
  • Michelle Matto, principal at AM Food & Nutrition and consultant to IDFA; and
  • A representative from Hogan Lovells, IDFA’s outside legal counsel on food and agriculture issues.

Visit the Dairy Product Labeling Webinar microsite for more details and to register.

Members with questions may contact Maria Velasco, IDFA meetings coordinator and registrar, at

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