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When is the FDA 2020 Label Compliance deadline?

FDA Deadline Extension?

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 06:51 PM

Looking for clarification on the FDA 2020 Label Compliance deadline.


We have found conflicting reports.  


Is the deadline effective January 1, 2020 or has there been another extension given till July 2020?


Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 07:36 PM

'Many manufacturers are already using the new label, but they have more time to make the changes. Changes must be made by January 1, 2020, for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual food sales. Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales have an extra year to comply – until January 1, 2021. Manufacturers of most single-ingredient sugars such as honey and maple syrup and certain cranberry products have until July 1, 2021, to make the changes. Manufacturers of certain flavored dried cranberries have until July 1, 2020 to make the changes.'


'The FDA has heard from several manufacturers and groups that more time may be needed to meet all of the requirements. Therefore, during the first 6 months following the January 1, 2020, compliance date, FDA plans to work cooperatively with manufacturers to meet the new Nutrition Facts label requirements and will not focus on enforcement actions regarding these requirements during that time.'


Current as of 12/16/2019 per the FDA website.



Edited by AC2018, 19 December 2019 - 07:38 PM.

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