No doubt Congress thought so when it passed DSHEA in 1994, at the urging of supplement makers who didn't want their products to be subject to the restrictions of NLEA
One of the primary objectives of the NLEA
was to provide consumers with information that would encourage more healthful eating patterns.
But no matter, the experts said: As long as the structure/function claim was backed by a credible scientific body, it would be up to FDA to challenge that claim - another key difference between DSHEA and NLEA
, which placed the burden of proof for health claims squarely on the food company.
I'm preparing a label for a new protein shake product and was told I need to get the information to complete the "NLEA
mandatory food label requirements." Can you tell me what that is?
"Some people may argue that the NLEA
isn't working well because obesity rates have continued to rise, despite increasing availability of low-fat and reduced-fat products," said Farzan.
Most of all, the passage of the NLEA
has been expected to provide substantial improvements in the diet quality by helping consumers make healthier food choices.
In fact, an unprecedented number of consumers are now relying on the new NLEA
food labels to guide their product choices, particularly with regard to fat content, suggests a new FDA study.
The benefits of the NLEA
depend on the assumption that consumers would change their food selection and consumption practices in response to changes in the food labels.
However, it does not address nutritional claims under the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA
Moreover, due to the Nutritional Labeling and Education Act (NLEA
), food manufacturers are now required to use nutrition labels to inform and remind consumers of the product's nutrition profiles.
The sugar-free confection sector is also growing dramatically, thanks in part to the NLEA
labeling allowance of "naturally fat free" and "no sugar added."
* In 1990, CRN was instrumental in attaining consideration for the inclusion of four health claims for dietary supplements in the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act (NLEA