Policy - Front-of-Package Labeling Initiative

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Type of policy:
Voluntary codes or measures relevant to nutrition


Legislation Details

Guidance for Industry: Letter Regarding Point of Purchase Food Labeling


It is important to note that nutrition-related FOP and shelf labeling, while currently voluntary, is subject to the provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act that prohibit false or misleading claims and restrict nutrient content claims to those defined in FDA regulations. Therefore, FOP and shelf labeling that is used in a manner that is false or misleading misbrands the products it accompanies. Similarly, a food that bears FOP or shelf labeling with a nutrient content claim that does not comply with the regulatory criteria for the claim as defined in Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 101.13 and Subpart D of Part 101 is misbranded. We will consider enforcement actions against clear violations of these established labeling requirements.



WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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