US FDA Proposes to Redefine “Healthy” Claims on Food Labels

| Labeling | Claims
Posted By: Baviya Priyadharshini

On September 28th, 2022, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a notification on the “Proposed rule to update the definition of the nutrient content claim “healthy.”

The proposed rules on claims highlight the following key points:

  • To provide informative and accessible food labeling to consumers;
  • Definition aligned with current nutrition science, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025, and the updated Nutrition Facts label;
  • To ensure nutrient-dense foods help build consumer's diet consistent with current dietary recommendations can qualify to bear the claim;
  • Provide information to identify foods to build healthy eating patterns;
  • Inclusion of fruits, vegetables, lower-fat dairy, and whole grains is associated with improved health;
  • To help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancers, obesity, etc.

The public consultation period is valid until 90 days.

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