On September 28, 2022, the FDA proposed their updated “healthy” nutrient content claim requirements for food labeling. Updating “healthy” is one of the FDA’s Nutrition Initiatives, an overall plan to provide consumers with information and tools to enable them to make food choices easily and quickly that are consistent with public health recommendations, and to encourage the development of healthier foods by the industry. These changes will impact the way manufacturers label their products, as well as the claims and information consumers see in stores.
While there are notable regulatory implications for the food and beverage industry, this move will likely prompt a wave of related litigation. Food and beverage manufacturers can expect that all labels with an arguable ‘health’ claim will be under increased scrutiny in the months to come. Join our Food & Beverage team as they dissect what redefining the term “healthy” means for manufacturers, including these points of discussion:
- The nuances of these guidelines from a regulatory perspective
- Which subsectors are most impacted
- Anticipated litigation that may follow the release of these guidelines
- Best next steps for food and beverage manufacturers
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