Here’s your opportunity to influence food labeling: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today that it’s looking for input from you–the general public–regarding nutrition labeling and on-shelf tags for food products.
This is your chance to have a say in the usefulness of point-of-purchase nutrition information. Specifically, the FDA is interested in:
- The extent to which consumers notice, use and understand nutrition symbols on front-of-pack labeling of food packages or on shelf tags in retail stores
- Research that assesses and compares the effectiveness of particular approaches to front-of-pack labeling
- Graphic design, marketing and advertising data and information that can help develop better point-of-purchase nutrition information
- How point-of-purchase information may affect decisions by food manufacturers to reformulate products.
Want to give them your two cents? They’ll take your comments until July 28, 2010. Send them online via Regulations.gov and enter Docket No. FDA-2010-N-0210. Or send your comments via mail to:
Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305)
Food and Drug Administration
5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061
Rockville, MD 20852