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Food labeling comments

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The agency is reopening the comment period for the notice of public hearing on the use of symbols to communicate nutrition information on food labels through Jan. 15, 2008, FDA announces in a Nov. 30 Federal Register notice. Comments were initially being accepted through Nov. 12. In September, FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition met with manufacturers and other industry stakeholders to discuss current food label nutrition programs being used on a voluntary basis. Industry has indicated it supports establishing a standard, but voluntary labeling system (1"The Tan Sheet" Sept. 17, 2007, p. 7)...

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