USA: New Labelling Compliance Guidance

21 November 2013

On 7 November 2013 the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) amended its prior label approval system regulations to expand the circumstances in which certain types of labels and labelling are generically approved. This rule will be effective on 6 January 2014. Once this rule is effective, only certain types of labelling will have to actually be submitted to the Agency for evaluation and approval.
FSIS is publishing this compliance guide to provide information about the types of labels and labelling that need to be submitted to the Agency for approval, including specific examples of certain special statements and claims that are not generically approved (FSIS News Release, 7 November 2013).
Click here for the FSIS compliance guide.
Click here for the final rule on the label approval system.

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