F.D.A. to delay new Nutrition Facts Panel implementation

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration plans to extend the compliance dates for the new Nutrition Facts Panel final rules. Those manufacturers with more than $10 million in annual food sales were expected to comply by July 26, 2018. In a notice posted on the agency’s web site, the F.D.A. said it intends to provide additional time for implementation.

“The framework for the extension will be guided by the desire to give industry more time and decrease costs, balanced with the importance of minimizing the transition period during which consumers will see both the old and the new versions of the label in the marketplace,” the F.D.A. said. “The F.D.A. will provide details of the extension through a Federal Registernotice at a later time.”

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