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Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter January 2012

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the New Year, and January's Label Alert. This month's edition features big savings on your choice of nutrition labeling training tools. Get back into the workday groove with the latest food industry highlights!

In this issue . . .
  • Looking Back On 2011: How Did We Do With Last Year's Predictions?
  • Strategies for Making Heart-Healthy Products
  • Government Agencies Tout Food Safety Efforts - But Experts Warn Over Budget Cuts
  • USDA Announces Proposed Rule to Streamline Generic Labeling Approval Processes
  • The Changing Face of Consumer Food Culture
  • Congress Requests Cost-Benefit Analysis For Voluntary Marketing Guidelines

  • Looking Back On 2011: How Did We Do With Last Year's Predictions?

    'Tis the season for gazing into our crystal balls and foretelling what the year ahead has in store - but how well did we do with last year's predictions? FoodNavigator-USA looks back on its forecast for the top industry influences of 2011. Read on...


    Strategies for Making Heart-Healthy Products

    Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 killer (616,067 in 2009), according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.... There are two intertwined strategies for making food products heart-healthy: take out the bad and put in the good. Read on...


    Government Agencies Tout Food Safety Efforts - But Experts Warn Over Budget Cuts

    President Obama's Food Safety Working Group (FSWG) has made significant progress, reporters were told in a conference call on Wednesday - while a separate study suggested budget cuts were having an impact on food safety. Read on...


    USDA Announces Proposed Rule to Streamline Generic Labeling Approval Processes

    FSIS is proposing a new rule that will allow establishments to label a broader range of products without first submitting the label to FSIS for approval, should it become final. Read on...


    The Changing Face of Consumer Food Culture

    In its Hartbeat Newsletter, the Hartman Group offers 12 consumer culture trends to keep in mind for the new year. The company says the way Americans eat is continually changing, and it's in the best interest of the food industry to stay in step with these shifts in consumer behavior. Read on...


    Congress Requests Cost-Benefit Analysis For Voluntary Marketing Guidelines

    Lawmakers have requested a cost-benefit analysis of proposed voluntary guidelines for restricting foods marketed to children, as part of a congressional spending bill. Read on...


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