FDA Issues Guidance, Science Review, and Citizen Petition Responses on Dietary Fiber

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today issued guidance and a supporting science review identifying eight additional non-digestible carbohydrates (NDCs) that the agency intends to propose to add to the list of non-digestible carbohydrates that meet the definition of “dietary fiber” that was established in the Nutrition Facts label final rule. The FDA also issued responses to citizen petitions requesting that additional NDCs be added to the definition of “dietary fiber.” These actions provide industry with additional clarity to update their product labels and accurately declare dietary fiber content on the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts labels for consumers.

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