Why You Need a US Complaint Label
The FDA and the US government are overhauling food and beverage labelling in response to advances and revelations in the nutritional science industry. To be sold in the US market, your label must comply with the FDA's new requirements by 2020 (2021 for small businesses).
- The FDA plans to work cooperatively with manufacturers to meet the new Nutrition Facts label requirements. Specifically, the compliance deadlines are as follows:
- Manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales must switch to the new label by January 1, 2020
- Manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales have until January 1, 2021 to comply.
- Manufacturers of most single-ingredient sugars such as honey and maple syrup and certain cranberry products have until July 1, 2021 to make the changes.
- Manufacturers of certain flavoured dried cranberries have until July 1, 2020 to make the changes.
We already work to this level at Global Import Agent, ensuring that your mark is compliant for export to the United States right away, as well as for years to come.
Our team will work diligently to ensure that you are in full compliance and export-ready once we obtain basic product specifications on nutritional, allergen, and additive details.
We will examine your label, evaluate it, and give you advice about how to make sure the values, percentages, and formatting are all in order. We will likely be working with your Graphics Designer to ensure that the label is not only legal, but also appealing and marketable.
The iconic design hasn't altered significantly, but the type size for "Calories," "Servings per Container," and the "Serving size" declaration has been increased, and the number of calories and the "Serving size" declaration have been bolded to emphasize this detail.
This newly developed label also seeks to meet the recommendations of nutritional science, so "added sugars" will be listed on the label in grams and as a percentage of the Daily Value.
Newer scientific evidence from the Institute of Medicine and other findings, such as the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Study, is being used to update daily values for nutrients including sodium, dietary fiber, and vitamin D.
Why Choose Global Import Agent?
We are highly experienced FDA consultants and we have helped hundreds of foods, beverage and dietary supplement companies export their food products in a legal and compliant way. We work closely with our clients and advise them on their best possible options. We specialise in FDA assistance, FDA exporting and FDA Approvals.
The USA food and beverage market is the largest in the world for high quality, foreign products. We can ensure that your product arrives in the USA safely, promptly and without detention.
Unlike other FSVP Agent services, Global Import Agent is an affordable, state of the art solution that brings cloud technology together with a global network of highly qualified, multi-lingual food safety experts and consultants to ensure that you, your suppliers, and the products supplied, are FDA approved for import to the USA. We can act as your US Agent for FSVP purposes.
We work with our clients to ensure they understand the process and their import & export journey is problem-free. Contact us to book a quick online consultation and get a free quote for your products FDA approval.