Asked by: Qing Ruiz Olalla
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020

Which foods are exempt from FDA's Nutrition Labeling and Education Act?

Raw fruits, vegetables, and fish are exempt from nutrition fact labeling. Foods that contain insignificant amounts (insignificant means it can be listed as zero) of all required nutrients (foods that fall under this exemption include tea, coffee, food coloring, etc.).

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Just so, what does the FDA require on food labels?

As it currently stands, the FDA requires packaged food to state the name of the food, the amount of product, the name and address of the manufacturer, packer or distributor, the ingredients (listed in descending order) and the presence of any of the following eight common allergens: milk, egg, fish, shellfish, tree

Similarly, is meat exempt from food labeling? Yes, under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, these foods are exempt from nutrition labeling: medical foods, such as those used to address the nutritional needs of patients with certain diseases; plain coffee and tea, some spices, and other foods that contain no significant amounts of any nutrients.

Hereof, are nutrition labels required by law?

The Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA), which amended the FD&C Act requires most foods to bear nutrition labeling and requires food labels that bear nutrient content claims and certain health messages to comply with specific requirements.

Do spices need nutrition labels?

If spices have nutrient levels significant enough for labeling, then nutrition labeling is required. If the product doesn't have nutrition labeling, it can't have any other nutrition or health claims.

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