Nutritional Label Testing Ready for 2020?
The FDA has finalized changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel for packaged food that will include additional nutrients and changes to current nutrients. These changes will go into effect at midnight on December 31, 2019. At Medallion Labs we have the necessary tools to support you through this change: regulatory expertise and analytical measurements.
Updated Label – What’s different
Serving Size Updated
Calories – New Calculations for Dietary Fiber and Sugar Alcohols
Updated Daily Values
- Sodium: 2300mg (↓)
- Fiber: 28g (↓)
- Calcium: 1300mg (↓)
- Vitamin D: 20mg (↓)
- Potassium: 4700mg (↓)
- Vitamin C: 90mg (↓)
Updated Dietary Fiber Definition – AOAC2009.01 or 2011.25
New: Added Sugars*
Change of Nutrients
- Removed Vitamins A & C
- Added Vitamin D & Potassium
Folic* And Vitamin E*
Must be labeled as Natural vs Synthetic
Database or Lab Testing
The answer isn’t which method is better, but where in the Product Life Cycle you should use these tools. Nutrient information derived from a database is very practical during the initial stages and reformulation. Lab testing reduces labeling risk and provides tangible quality monitoring as well as ensuring regulatory compliance.
Custom Solutions From Our Experts
For more than 40 years, Medallion Labs has partnered with brands like yours to bring food people love to tables across the nation. We use a deep understanding of analytical food and nutritional testing to design a custom approach that fits your needs, so you can confidently take your product to market.