A workbook for day-to-day decisions
Nutrition labels on various food products must comply with numerous, ever-changing requirements. Items such as meat and poultry products, food packages, and dietary supplements are subject to stringent federal regulations-and the costs of compliance are often significant.
The Nutritional Labeling and Education Act of 1990 (NLEA) imposed new mandates for labeling of many packaged food products; still others became subject to a voluntary nutrition labeling program. Following that lead, USDA has imposed parallel labeling requirements. FDA and USDA Nutrition Labeling Guide: Decision Diagrams, Checklists, and Regulations provides hands-on information and guidelines for understanding the latest federal nutrition labeling requirements.
This plain English analysis of FDA and FSIS labeling rules contains diagrams and tables and cites specific regulations. Decision diagrams walk the reader through volumes of information and make sense out of complicated regulatory processes. Checklists for managing information for developing specific labels help the reader track regulatory changes and document regulation applicability to company products. The RegFinder index references not only the text, but also provides hundreds of regulatory citations, referenced by topic.
FDA and USDA Nutrition Labeling Guide: Decision Diagrams, Checklists, and Regulations will be of interest to food industry personnel responsible for compliance with federal nutritional labeling regulations, food product developers and food technologists. Faculty teaching food laws and regulations and food product development will also find this book of interest.
Table of Contents
Part A: Overview of Labeling Rules Plus Compliance Checklists
1. Agency Rulemaking Processes and History of U.S. Nutrition Labeling Requirements
2. Glossary of Acronyms Plus Compliance Checklists
3. Part B: Nutrition Labeling Fundamentals
4. Exemptions, Serving Sizes and Reference Amounts, USDA Prior Approval, the Voluntary Program, and Restaurant Foods
5. Required Information: Mandatory and Voluntary Nutrients, DRV's and RDI's, Percent Daily Values, and Demonstrating Compliance
6. Part C: Claims Made on Labels
7. Nutrient Content Claims: The Ground Rules
8. Health Claims: What Foods Qualify
9. Implied and Descriptive Claims
10. Part D: Dietary Supplements
11. Nutrition Labeling under the DSHEA
12. Part E: Regulatory Text
FDA Nutrition Labeling Regulations
FSIS Labeling Rules for Meat Products
FSIS Labeling Rules for Poultry Products
Appendix: Additional Sources of Nutritional Labeling Information o References for Key Federal Register Notices o FDA Tables of Rounding Rules
RegFinder Index: FDA Requirements o FSIS Meat Product Requirements o FSIS Poultry Product Requirements