FDA Uniform Compliance Date for Food Labeling Regulations To Be Issued In 2017-2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced their uniform compliance dates. Essentially the FDA tries to have all regulations adopted in a two year window become effective on the same date. New regulations published during 2017 and 2018 will be come effective January 1st, 2020. Similarly rules published during 2015 and 2016, have January 1st 2018 as their compliance date. But, you might be asking, “If every two years rules become effective on January 1st, then why is the compliance date July 26th 2018 for the new labeling law (Revision of the Nutrition Facts and Supplements Facts Labels) that was published May 16th, 2016?” Answer: The FDA can extend the time, they just can’t shorten the compliance date. In this case the FDA is giving nearly 7 months extra time for compliance.