FDA Issues a Temporary Guidance for Industry on Nutrition Labelling of Certain Packaged Food during COVID-19

| Food Safety | United States
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

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On March 26, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of United States has published the "Temporary Policy Regarding Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID19 Public Health Emergency".

Among all results of the COVID-19 pandemic for the food industry, food manufacturers’ inventories contain products that are labeled for use in restaurants and are no longer purchased. In addition, because many manufacturers practice “just in time” manufacturing, they may not have sufficient packaging materials to label the product for retail sale.

Therefore, "the FDA is issuing this guidance to provide restaurants and food manufacturers with flexibility regarding nutrition labeling so that they can sell certain packaged foods during the COVID-19 pandemic. This guidance does not apply to foods prepared by restaurants."

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