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FDA Issues Final Guidance on Serving Sizes, Dual-Column Labeling


Dec 30, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued a final guidance to help manufacturers of packaged foods comply with the FDA’s updated Nutrition Facts labeling regulations.  The final guidance addresses serving sizes of foods, including single-serving foods and other foods that can reasonably be consumed at one eating occasion and require dual-column labeling.  It finalizes a draft guidance issued in November 2018.

The final guidance provides questions and answers on topics related to: (1) the definition of a single-serving container; (2) reference amounts customarily consumed, which are used by companies to determine serving sizes; (3) dual-column labeling, including formatting issues for products that have limited space for nutrition labeling; and (4) miscellaneous issues, such as requirements relating to the labeling of chewing gum and to multi-unit retail food packages.

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