03:33pm Saturday 14 December 2019

FDA Seeks Comment, Information, Data on Front-of-Package Labeling and Shelf-Tag Symbols

The FDA is seeking public participation as it deliberates about how to enhance the usefulness to consumers of point-of-purchase nutrition information. This includes information on the main display panel of food products, called “front-of-pack” labeling, as well as information on shelf tags in retail stores. 

The FDA is seeking to learn more about

  • the extent to which consumers notice, use and understand nutrition symbols on front-of-pack labeling of food packages or on shelf tags in retail stores
  • research that assesses and compares the effectiveness of particular approaches to front-of-pack labeling
  • graphic design, marketing and advertising data and information that can help develop better point-of-purchase nutrition information
  • how point-of-purchase information may affect decisions by food manufacturers to reformulate products.

The front-of-pack nutrition labeling effort aims to maximize the number of consumers who readily notice, understand, and use point-of-purchase information to make nutritious choices for themselves and their families.

The FDA is accepting comments until July 28, 2010. Comments may be sent to,1 by entering Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0210. Written comments also may be sent to the Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305) Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville Md., 20852.

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Media Inquiries: Pat El-Hinnawy, 301-796-4763, patricia.el-hinnawy@fda.hhs.gov;
Siobhan DeLancey, 301-796-4668, Siobhan.DeLancey@fda.hhs.gov  
Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA

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