On Dec. 1, 2014, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration published the final rule, Food Labeling; Calorie Labeling of Articles of Food in Vending Machines, in the Federal Register.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the final rule, Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments in the Federal Register (79 FR 71155) on Dec. 1, 2014.
Administrative Review Process Regarding the CN Label, Watermarked CN Label and Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide state agencies and child nutrition program operators, including the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, and Summer Food Service Program, with additional information and clarification on the Administrative Review (AR) process regarding the: 1) Child Nutrition (CN) Label, 2) Watermarked CN Label, and 3) Manufacturer’s Product Formulation Statement (PFS).
The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify that a Child Nutrition (CN) Label copied with a marking referred to as a “watermark” is acceptable documentation for an Administrative Review.
As of Jan. 18, 2010, the operation of the Child Nutrition Label Program shifts from the USDA
Food and Nutrition Service to the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Processed Products Branch.
Prior to production All CN labels must be approved in FINAL by AMS (& FSIS or NMFS if applicable).
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS), Specialty Crops Program (SC), Specialty Crops Inspection Division (SCI Division) performs CN Label review services and charges a fee for each CN label reviewed.
Notice to the Trade Fee for Child Nutrition (CN) Labeling Review and Approvals
Standard Operating Procedure for Submitting and Approving Quality Control Programs for Child Nutrition Labeled Products
The purpose of this instruction is to set forth a procedure for submitting and approving quality control programs for child nutrition (CN) labeled products.