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The following organic policy issues are open for public comment. Organic Trade Association members should lean on our regulatory staff for assistance in submitting comments, providing feedback to OTA for inclusion in our final comments, and with any issue-specific questions or concerns. 

Submit comments to FDA on the use of the term "Healthy" on food labels

Comment Deadline Extended to April, 26 2017

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the opportunity to comment on the use of the term “healthy” in the labeling of human food products. This action in part comes from a citizen petition asking that FDA update its nutrient content claim regulations to be consistent with current federal dietary guidance. In particular, the petitioners request that FDA amend the regulation defining the nutrient content claim “healthy” with respect to total fat intake and amend the regulation to emphasize whole foods and dietary patterns rather than specific nutrients. FDA is inviting public comment on the term “healthy,” generally, and as a nutrient content claim in the context of food labeling and on specific questions contained in its comment request document. Learn more.

Written comments can be submitted electronically through and should be identified with the document number FDA-2016-D-2335-0731.

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