• FDA Requests Comments and Information on Front-Of-Package Labeling Systems
  • May 6, 2010 | Authors: Clausen Ely; Miriam J. Guggenheim; Peter Barton Hutt; Eugene I. Lambert
  • Law Firm: Covington & Burling LLP - Washington Office
  • Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a request for data on point-of-purchase nutrition information, including front-of-package (FOP) labeling.1 FDA and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) are working with public and private stakeholders to develop a voluntary FOP nutrition label that is driven by “sound nutrition criteria, consumer research, and design expertise.” Toward that end, FDA established this public docket to solicit consumer research and design information to inform the development of a voluntary government-sponsored nutrition symbol program.