FDA Considering Creating “Healthy” Food Icon

Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a recent interview that the agency is considering creating an FDA-approved labeling icon indicating that a food product is “healthy.”

Before doing so, Gottlieb said, the agency would first have to develop an official definition of the term “healthy,” a process that he said may be completed by summer 2019.

The exact look and appearance of a possible “healthy” icon is unclear. “There’s sort of rigorous debate going on about whether or not we include the FDA logo in the logo,” Gottlieb said. It is unclear whether this initiative will continue once a permanent successor to Gottlieb is in place at the agency.

This report was derived from a publication by the law firm of DLA Piper.

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