WASHINGTON (FNS) -- The Food and Drug Administration is expected to grant roughly 2,000 requests from food manufacturers to delay until Aug. 8 their compliance with the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. The extension is designed to allow companies to use up their surplus of packaging that doesn't carry the newly required nutrition label.
exemption from the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act. FDA determined small businesses to be those with annual sales of no more than $500,000 or annual retail food sales of less than $50,000.
The revised deadline stemmed from court action by the Can Manufacturers Institute and the Paperboard Packaging Council.