Policy - Food Labeling: Mandatory Status of Nutrition Labeling and Nutrient Content Revision, Format for Nutrition Label

Date:
February 1994
Published by:
Food and Drug Administration, HHS
Published year:
January 1993
Is the policy document adopted?:
Yes
Adopted by:
Federal Register / Vol. 58, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 1993 / Rules and Regulations
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Legislation Details
4. Section 101.9 is revised to read as follows:
§ 101.9 Nutrition labeling of food.
(a) Nutrition information relating to food shall he provided for all products intended for human consumption and offered for sale unless an exemption is provided for the product in paragraph (of this section. A nutrition claim or any other nutrition information on the label or in labeling or advertising in any context, and in any form of expression, implicit, as well as explicit, shall negate any exemption and subject a food to the provisions of this section. 
(1) When food is in package form, the squired nutrition labeling information shall appear on the label in the format specified in this section. 
(2) When food is not in package form he required nutrition labeling information shall be displayed clearly (e.g., point of purchase (e.g., on a counter card, sign, tag affixed to the product, or some other appropriate device). Alternatively, the required information may be placed in a booklet, loose leaf binder, or other appropriate format that available at the point of purchase. 
 
(c) The declaration of nutrition information on the label and in labeling o f a food shall contain information about the level of the following nutrients, except for those nutrients whose inclusion, and the declaration of amounts, is voluntary as set forth in this paragraph. No nutrients or food components other than those listed in this paragraph as either mandatory or voluntary may be included within the nutrition label. Except as provided for in paragraphs (f) or (j) of this section, nutrient information shall be presented using the nutrient names specified and in the following order in the formats specified in paragraphs (d) or (e) of this section. 
(1) “Calories, total,” “Total calories,” or "Calories” …
 (ii) “ Calories from fat”… 
 (iii) “ Calories from saturated rat" or “ Calories from saturated” (VOLUNTARY)…
(2) "Fat, total” or "Total fat” …
 (i) “ Saturated fat,” or "Saturated” …
 (ii) "Polyunsaturated fat” or "Polyunsaturated” (VOLUNTARY)…
 (iii) "Monounsaturated fat” or "Monounsaturated” (VOLUNTARY)…
(3) "Cholesterol” …
(4) "Sodium” …
(5) "Potassium” (VOLUNTARY)…
(6) "Carbohydrate, total” or "Total carbohydrate”…
 (i) "Dietary fiber” …
 (A) "Soluble fiber” (VOLUNTARY)…
 (B) "Insoluble fiber” (VOLUNTARY)… 
 (ii) "Sugars” …
 (iii) “Sugar alcohol” (VOLUNTARY…
 (iv) “Other carbohydrate” (VOLUNTARY)…
(7) “ Protein” …
(8) Vitamins and minerals; A statement of the amount per serving of the vitamins and minerals as described in this paragraph, calculated as a percent of the RDI and expressed as percent of Daily Value... 
(ii) The declaration of vitamins and minerals as a percent of the RDI shall include vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron, in that order, and shall include any of the other vitamins and minerals listed in paragraph (c)(8)(iv) of this section when they are added as a nutrient supplement, or when a claim is made about them. 
Further notes: 
Title 21--Food and drugs. Chapter I-- Food and Drug Administration Department of Health and Human Services. Subchapter B--Food for human consumption. Part 101 -- Food labeling.

Revision log

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Tue, 04/23/2019 - 12:18engesveenkEdited by engesveenk.published
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