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Child Nutrition Labeling for Juice Drinks and Juice Drink Products

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This publication has been prepared for juice drink manufacturers. It contains directions for calculating the contribution that a juice drink or juice drink product makes toward meeting meal pattern requirements for the child nutrition programs. It also contains instructions on how to apply for and obtain approval of a label with a child nutrition (CN) statement.

These procedures supersede all other instructions, written or oral that the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) may have provided. The procedures outlined in this manual apply only to juice drinks and juice drink products that contain a minimum of fifty percent full strength juice. These products must be produced under in-plant continuous USDA official inspection service for processed fruits and vegetables administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). All CN labels must be approved in final by both FNS and AMS before production of CN labeled product may occur.

Page updated: February 07, 2023

The contents of this guidance document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.