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Carb claims rulemaking

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

A proposed rule defining carbohydrate nutrient content claims and an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking requesting public comments on data and information on "carbohydrate-related label claims and consumer understanding and behaviors related to such claims" is expected to publish "this fiscal year," according to FDA Deputy Commissioner Medical & Scientific Affairs Scott Gottlieb, MD. The upcoming publication was announced during a speech delivered at the Grocery Manufacturers of America's "Convention on the Future of Food" Nov. 30. FDA requested approval from the Office of Management & Budget to conduct a study on consumer perception of carbohydrate label claims in August (1"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 22, 2005, p. 9)...

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