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#1 karina.j

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:23 AM

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Can someone please direct me to act/legislation for US labelling regulations?

all of our packaging is set to comply with EU 1169/2011 but as we want to export to US we have to change the labels

the information I found on FDA website is from 2013. Is it still accurate? are there any changes coming soon?

I prefer to work from legislation then use guidelines just not sure which legislation is regulating this matter.

 

thank you in advance

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:07 AM

hi

Can someone please direct me to act/legislation for US labelling regulations?

all of our packaging is set to comply with EU 1169/2011 but as we want to export to US we have to change the labels

the information I found on FDA website is from 2013. Is it still accurate? are there any changes coming soon?

I prefer to work from legislation then use guidelines just not sure which legislation is regulating this matter.

 

thank you in advance

 

karina

 

Hi karina,

 

Perhaps you can post the specific 2013 link which you are referencing above ?


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:14 AM

hi Charles

 

guidelines:

https://www.fda.gov/...n/ucm265446.pdf

 

and the website info

https://www.fda.gov/...tm#introduction


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:31 AM

hi Charles

 

guidelines:

https://www.fda.gov/...n/ucm265446.pdf

 

and the website info

https://www.fda.gov/...tm#introduction

 

Hi karina,

 

Thks above.

 

i suspect a precise answer to yr query may not be that simple, eg -

 

http://www.ift.org/K...egulations.aspx


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

addendum

 

The pdf guide (2013) looks impressive but is surely out of date in some places as you probably fear.

 

Here's another independent compilation which looks informative but is undated so unknown credibility -

 

https://www.ag.ndsu....kaging-labeling

 

Again, the cfr page shold be oficial and looks good but no explicit mention of allergens (!?) -

 

https://www.accessda...cfm?CFRPart=101


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 08:59 AM

thank you

i will have go through it all then and hopefully be able  to pick up all the changes

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 12:38 PM

I was looking for the same topic few months ago, I found that there a new changes regarding the nutritional label .. 

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:59 PM

I was looking for the same topic few months ago, I found that there a new changes regarding the nutritional label .. 

thank you for attachments

I am going through CFR at the moment and to be honest have a problem... do we have to and which vitamins and minerals should be presented under nutrition table

we produce gluten free cakes, cookies and biscuits, pies and tarts.

European legislation is more direct and simpler to read


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:42 PM

21 CFR part 101 covers all the requirements of food labeling, with a section for each component except food allergens, which are covered in the Food Allergen Labeling Protection Act (and I hadn't realized before your question that they never made it into the CFR, wow!).

 

The 2013 food labeling guide is still very relevant and a good resource! The only parts to watch out for are the nutrition labeling/nutrition facts panel areas which have been updated. The required formatting and which vitamins etc. are included can be found in this guidance and others. But once again, the CFR has been updated with this information and you can look for alternatives/exemptions for your product there in 101.9

 

Your labeling needs to have the following components, each of which you can look up separately in the CFR to feel out the requirements. The CFR is much easier to digest when you're exploring just one requirement at a time vs. reading the novel.

 

Principal Display Panel:

Statement of identity (which may accompany a "fanciful name")

Net quantity of contents

 

Information panel (with no intervening information such as UPC):

Nutrition facts panel

Ingredient statement with allergen declaration 

Name and address of manufacturer

 

 

For questions about how you can name your product USDA actually has some good (but older) guides for naming foods. They were/are weird about product names and so created decent guidance.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:48 AM

Most Welcome Karina , well! you have to look for the product characteristic - nutrient content for each - any additives will be added to reach the Daily intake vitamins & minerals - DV *each country is different* .

 

I agree with you that the EU Regulations much easier & very clear. I even found the Irish one more better.

 

Use USDA Nutrient Data base to identify your Food type - component & nutrient content 

 

https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

 

and to calculate the DV - Check the below link

 

https://www.fda.gov/...n/ucm064928.htm

 

 

and the complete guide 

 

https://www.fda.gov/...n/ucm063113.htm


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 08:02 AM

And some tools I found regarding this matter

 

 

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Posted 24 May 2017 - 07:58 AM

thank you all for time and help

you are the best :)


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