Requirement of Nutrition Facts Panel
FDA requires food manufacturers who sell packaged food products to have a Nutrition Facts Panel on their packaged foods and beverages. Failing to it may lead to dismissal or withdrawal of products from the market.
- The Facts Panel must show what nutrients (to limit and get enough of) are in the food product.
- It must contain detailed information about nutrient content of food, such as amount of sugar, fat, fibre, sodium it has.
- Labels must be based on official nutritional rating systems.
- It must meet the general educational purposes required by FDA.