FDA Extends Comment Period on Definition of “Healthy”

The FDA has extended the public comment period to February 16, 2023, for its September 29, 2022, proposed rule to update the definition of the nutrient content claim “healthy” on food packaging. To include the healthy claim on packages, products would need to adhere to limits for fat, sodium, and added sugars. Some food that cannot currently be labeled healthy but are part of a healthy diet, like nuts, seeds, and salmon would qualify under the proposed definition. For more information and the proposed rule, visit https://www.fda.gov/food/food-labeling-