Following a formal request for flexibility by the Food and Beverage Industry Alliance (FBIA), co-chaired by ABA, the FDA announced additional flexibility for smaller manufacturers whose compliance for the updated Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements was required by January 1, 2021.
Efforts by FBIA, chaired by ABA and AFFI, led to this additional regulatory flexibility for small manufacturers.
- The upcoming compliance date applies to manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales.
- The compliance date will remain in place, but the FDA announced it will not focus on enforcement actions during 2021 for these smaller food manufacturers.
- The FDA has heard from some manufacturers that more time may be needed to meet all of the requirements, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The FDA provided the same flexibility for manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales, who were required to comply with the Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements by January 1, 2020, by indicating it would not focus on enforcement actions during 2020.