FDA Asked For More Time To Comment On 'Natural' Definition

Law360, New York (December 4, 2015, 5:36 PM EST) -- An industry group representing the makers and sellers of natural products has asked the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for more time to weigh in on whether and how the agency should regulate the use of the word "natural" on food labels.

The Natural Products Association, a trade group with members across the supply chain for natural products, announced on Wednesday that it had requested a 90-day extension to the Feb. 10 deadline for comments on whether use of the term should be regulated. The trade group supports the FDA defining "natural" for food labels.

"Defining 'natural' is a major undertaking,...

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