July 26, 2018, is circled on the XYMOGEN calendar. On or before this date, we—like every food and supplement manufacturer—will have completed the task of modifying each and every XYMOGEN formula label to comply with the new rules set forth by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the Federal Register under “Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels.” These rules took effect on July 26, 2016.
Note: The images above are meant for illustrative purposes to show how the new Nutrition Facts label might look compared to the old label. Both labels represent fictional products. When the original hypothetical label was developed in 2014 (the image on the left-hand side), added sugars was not yet proposed so the “original” label shows 1g of sugar as an example. The image created for the “new” label (shown on the right-hand side) lists 12g total sugar and 10g added sugar to give an example of how added sugars would be broken out with a % Daily Value.
The new rules reflect the FDA’s respect for updated scientific information; for instance, the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease. The modifications, required on most food and all supplement labels, are intended to make it easier for consumers to make better-informed food and supplement choices.
We cannot change all of the XYMOGEN formula labels overnight, but we want to get started on making the mandated modifications now. So, over the next two years, you can expect to see an increasing number of Supplement Facts or Nutrition Facts boxes on our labels that differ slightly from our current labels in information, layout, and font size.
The new rules will also impact the labels for private label customers; and like our XYMOGEN labels, the updates will take place as a gradual shift as opposed to modifications of all private labels at once.
We thank you for your patience and continuing support while our team diligently works toward the July 26, 2018 compliance deadline.
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