ESHA will monitor and track all FDA proposed changes for food labeling and continue to provide software solutions to meet all compliance requirements.
Salem, OR (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
On February 27, 2014, the FDA announced proposed updates to the labeling regulations for foods and dietary supplements, which Michelle Obama unveiled on the anniversary of her Let’s Move program. The FDA believes the new regulations will help address obesity by driving attention to calories and serving sizes. Proposed changes include a complete overhaul of the food label, which has not changed dramatically since labels were first required more than 20 years ago.
Broadly, the new regulations would include: changes to the list of declared nutrients, updated Daily Reference Values and Reference Daily Intake values, format and appearance modifications for the Nutrition Facts panel, and revised serving sizes. After a 90-day comment period, the FDA will spend some time considering the comments and then put forth a final rule. Depending on the results, the following features may become standard on all relevant products:
- Required information about added sugars
- Required information about potassium and Vitamin D
- Serving Sizes that better reflect the amounts people currently eat
- A refreshed design to make calories and serving sizes more prominent
"ESHA will monitor and track all FDA proposed changes for food labeling and continue to provide software solutions to meet all compliance requirements," said Craig Bennett, CEO of ESHA Research. ESHA’s Product Development Team is researching the proposed food labeling changes and mapping all potential scenarios for both ESHA’s Genesis and Food Processor software products. This test environment allows optimal flexibility to offer compliant solutions as soon as they are needed. ESHA has over thirty years of experience of providing software solutions for food labeling compliance.
ESHA Research was established in 1981 and released its first program, The Food Processor nutrition analysis system, in 1984. Three years of detailed nutrition research were needed to build a comprehensive database with few missing values. From initial word-of-mouth sales, ESHA has continued to experience broad growth in sales to health and food industries, as well as education, and now reaches customers in over 100 countries. Today, ESHA Research is professionally associated with leaders in health, education, medical research, and food service and manufacturing.