On March 9, 2017, FDA held a public meeting to discuss the use of the term “healthy” on the labeling of food products. This meeting was a continuation of the public process initiated by FDA to update the criteria for making a “healthy” nutrient content claim. Companies that use or may consider use of “healthy” claims in the future should pay close attention to the issues raised at the meeting and FDA’s request for information, and should consider submitting comments to FDA, due April 26, 2017. In this update we provide a high-level summary of the issues that were raised at the public meeting.
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