FDA is moving full speed ahead on redefining the criteria for the nutrient content claim “healthy.” The agency is also in the final stages of developing a universal FDA-approved symbol that can voluntarily be used on foods meeting the agency’s newest criteria for the claim.
• How will the agency’s criteria for total fat, added sugars, and cholesterol content change for “healthy” foods?
• Which foods may lose the right to make “healthy” claims and which foods may gain a new right to be labeled as “healthy?”
• What will the FDA’s “healthy” symbol look like and how will it be able to be used in marketing?
A proposed regulation is expected in 2022. Be ready and plan ahead with the insight provided by this in depth look at FDA developments on this key food labeling issue.