Decoding the New Nutrition Facts Label: Overview
In May 2016, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized the Nutrition Facts Label rules and set the compliance date for July 26, 2018 for large food manufacturers. On September 29, 2017, the FDA proposed extending the compliance date to January 1, 2020, to address concerns regarding the time needed for implementation of the final rules.
• Describe the primary purpose of U.S. nutrition food labeling laws
• Identify significant changes to the Nutrition Facts Label
• Review Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed (RACCs) and other labeling terminology
• Explain the impact of the Nutrition Facts label updates on manufacturers, health care practitioners, and consumers
Elizabeth Johnson, MS, RDN
Senior Director of Food Policy & Scientific Affairs
Food Directions LLC
Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson, MS, RD, founded Food Directions LLC in February 2010. Johnson’s unique experience and skill set helps clients gain valuable insight into the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Capitol Hill. Johnson also has strong relationships with thought leaders at NGOs, food associations, and consumer groups, which help Food Directions gain a diverse perspective on food issues. Johnson is regularly tapped to speak at food related conferences and events.
Johnson is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), serves on the National Food Policy Conference Advisory Committee, Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) host committee, and on Dunkin Brands’ Nutrition Advisory Board and is a Food Cowboy Advisor. Johnson has been quoted in numerous media outlets including USA Today, HealthDay, Supermarket News, Food Navigator USA, AdWeek, Washington Times, Politico, and The Hill, among others.
CDR Level: 2
Suggested Learning Codes: 2020, 4030, 7100, 2070
Performance Indicators: 11.2.1, 12.4.5
Media Format(s): Video (English)
Run Time: 44 Minutes