Get Smarter: An Update on What's Coming in Nutrition Labeling

Get Smarter:
An Update on What's Coming in Nutrition Labeling

Thursday, December 13, 2012
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (EDT)

Presenters:
Regina Hildwine
Senior Director, Science Policy, Labeling & Standards, GMA

Robert Burns, Ph.D.
Vice President, Health & Nutrition Policy, GMA

Agenda

I. Background:  20 Years of Mandatory Nutrition Labeling in the US – from the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act to Present Day


II. FDA’s Groundwork for Nutrition Labeling Reform – Four Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking and the Issues on the Table

  • Trans Fat 2003 – Contextual statements and claims
  • Prominence of Calories 2005
  • Serving Size 2005
  • Revisions to Daily Values 2007

III. Nutrition Labeling Reform Options under Consideration

  • Nutrition Label Formats
  • Serving Size Changes
  • Calorie Declarations
  • Required and Permitted Nutrients
  • Daily Values
  • Dietary Context for Trans Fat Declaration
  • Considerations for Special Populations
  • Impact of Changes on Nutrition Claims

IV. 2012 Developments in Nutrition Labeling
 

V. When will it start?  When will it end? - General Timeline and Process for Nutrition Labeling Reform
 

VI. Question/Answer Session