Bakers applaud the Trump administration for signaling a more reasonable timeline for implementation of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Nutrition Facts Label rule.

“Allocating a more reasonable timeline will help bakers, especially small suppliers and bakers, meet the goal of providing consumers with the nutrition information needed to make healthy and informed decisions about their diets,” said ABA president and CEO Robb MacKie. “Most importantly, it will provide consumers with tools to reduce the confusion around food labels.”

Due to myriad labeling changes, bakers and other food manufacturers have been seeking a common-sense implementation timeframe to diffuse consumer confusion. Bakers, specifically, are still awaiting final guidance on both dietary fiber and new added sugars labeling requirements that are necessary to make the required changes.

“Bakers are eager to receive complete information and final guidance from FDA so that we are able to get started with nutrition labeling revisions to provide clear, concise information for American consumers,” added Lee Sanders, ABA senior vice president, government relations and public affairs.