FDA request for comment on Flavored Nut Butter RACC 

The FDA has requested public comment the RACC (Reference Amount Customarily Consumed) for Flavored Nut Butter Spreads (e.g. Nutella) and Products That Can Be Used To Fill Cupcakes and Other Desserts

 

The request covers three areas:
Flavored Nut Butter Spreads (e.g., cocoa, cookie, and coffee flavored such as Nutella)
…we [FDA] recognize a need for an RACC for hazelnut spread outside of the dessert product category,” and agreed that the primary usage of hazelnut spread is as a spread for bread instead of as a dessert topping because the proposed rule was silent about an RACC for hazelnut spread, and because we intended to provide the opportunity for public comment on this specific issue, we intended to consider whether to move hazelnut spread to a different appropriate product category in a future rulemaking”
Products Used as a Filling for Cupcakes and Other Desserts
…, we [FDA] said that we recognize a need for an RACC for this specific food product as well as for other types of cake or pastry fillings,”
Other questions
What additional data and information are available to determine the customary consumption amounts of and appropriate product category for flavored nut butter spreads (e.g., cocoa, cookie, and coffee flavored)?

 

  • What is the major intended use of flavored nut butter spreads (e.g., cocoa, cookie, and coffee flavored)?
  • What other products on the market, if any, are similar to flavored nut butter spreads (e.g., cocoa, cookie, and coffee flavored)?
  • What product characteristics make these products similar?
  • What dietary usage makes these products similar?
  • Which product categories do flavored nut butter spreads (e.g., cocoa, cookie, and coffee flavored) compete with or take market share and volume from?
  • What data and information are available regarding the customary consumption amounts and product category for these similar products?
  • What additional data and information are available regarding the customary consumption amounts and product category of products used as fillings for cupcakes and other desserts, such as cakes and pastries?
  • What is the major intended use of fillings for cupcakes and other desserts, such as cakes and pastries?
  • What other products on the market, if any, are similar to cupcake filling, such as cakes and pastries fillings?
  • What product characteristics make these products similar? What dietary usage makes these products similar?
  • Which product categories do fillings for cupcakes and other desserts, such as cakes and pastries, compete with or take market share and volume from?
  • What data and information are available regarding the customary consumption amounts and product category for these similar products?

 

Source: Federal Register :: Reference Amount Customarily Consumed for Flavored Nut Butter Spreads and Products That Can Be Used To Fill Cupcakes and Other Desserts, in the Labeling of Human Food Products; Request for Information and Comments

 

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