The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued its final guidance on the definition and labeling of medical foods, entitled "Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods:...10 June 2016
FDA Strategic Plan Emphasizes Food Safety Law Implementation
- Updating the Nutrition Fact Panel, potentially giving greater prominence to calorie declarations
- Considering setting targets for sodium and added trans fat reduction
- Exploring opportunities for front-of-package labeling
The food additive, generally recognized as safe (GRAS), and plant biotech review processes are not included in the plan, indicating they will be treated as routine agency work and will likely receive relatively fewer resources. Programs emphasized in the strategic plan are likely to receive more funding, focus, and scrutiny than the agency’s routine work.