Businesses that generate an average of over $10 million in sales must have updated food labels whereas businesses that generate sales under $10 million must comply with new food label requirements. No food product is allowed to be sold in the US until it undergoes a complete labeling compliance check.
- Nutrient claims such as “Low Fat”, “Sugar-Free” are allowed under certain conditions
- Nutrition Facts panels differ when it comes to size, information, and orientation requirements
- Proper declaration of allergens is mandatory in addition to the ingredients statement
Notable changes to the Nutrition Facts panel details include larger, bolder type for serving size listing, calories (larger type), updated daily values, declaring nutrients amounts, and new footnotes.