Case Detail

In re: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplemental Facts Label; Supplemental Proposed Rule
On October 13, 2015, WLF filed comments with the Food and Drug Administration that sought withdrawal of two aspects of the agencys redesign of the Nutrition Facts food label. When FDA initially proposed the food label revision in March 2014, WLF argued in its comment that mandating the amount of added sugars as a separate item on the label violated the First Amendment. In July 2015, FDA offered new evidence that purportedly justified its added-sugars disclosure, and also proposed to add a recommended Percent Daily Value for added sugars to the label. WLF argued that both the added-sugars amount and Daily Value proposals were unconstitutional, and that FDAs reliance on a federal advisory committee report exposed the agency to legal challenges under the Administrative Procedure Act.
Case Status:
Awaiting FDA response.
More Information and Downloads:
10/13/2015: Download the Comments

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