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Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter April 2012

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to April's Label Alert. Read the latest industry news ... and consider some spring cleaning! Now is the perfect time to schedule a PLC audit of your labeling records, and save 15%. Sit back and enjoy the new season ... with Label Alert.

Special Alert!!! A new Form 7234-1 has been released by FSIS for immediate use. Starting May 1, only the new form will be accepted. Also be warned: The new form will be returned without evaluation if the information you provide is not typed.

in this issue . . .
  • Professor: Term 'antioxidant' should be banished from food labels
  • Packaging: What You See Is What You Get
  • Boosting Nutrient Profiles
  • "Pink slime": Safe, Nutritious - and Icky
  • USDA Announces Additional Choices for Beef Products in the Upcoming School Year
  • Consumers Show Strong Support for Mandatory GM Labeling

  • Professor: Term 'antioxidant' should be banished from food labels

    The term 'antioxidant' should be banished from food labels and replaced with more specific claims about the health benefits of the phytonutrients and other ingredients in question, according to one leading academic. Read on...


    Packaging: What You See Is What You Get

    Package designers are thinking outside the box, so to speak, as they create packaging for new food products. In the latest crop of package designs, from processors ranging from multinationals to start-ups, providing a view of the product - without sacrificing freshness, flavor or texture - is a recurring motif. Read on...


    Boosting Nutrient Profiles

    With nutrition labeling under increased scrutiny by consumers and regulators, product designers may want to consider employing more of the increasing range of nutrient-boosting ingredients, and look at ways to limit calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium.Read on...


    "Pink slime": Safe, Nutritious - and Icky

    An overwhelming chorus of "eww, that sounds gross!" alongside some scary junk science about ammonium hydroxide, has led to a safe, nutritious product being pulled from stores - but there is an important lesson here for industry. Read on...


    USDA Announces Additional Choices for Beef Products in the Upcoming School Year

    In response to requests from school districts across the country, the USDA announced today that it will offer more choices to schools in the National School Lunch Program when it comes to purchases of ground beef products.Read on...


    Consumers Show Strong Support for Mandatory GM Labeling

    A new poll indicates 90% of consumers support mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified (GM) ingredients. Results from the poll, conducted by the Mellman Group on behalf of Just Label It, also showed that 41% of those surveyed favored banning the sale of genetically engineered (GE) foods in the United States. Read on...


    Spring Cleaning: 15% off Label Audit
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    No doubt, April is prime time for spring cleaning. Schedule an audit of your labels and labeling records by May 4 and save 15%. By eliminating prior label approval, USDA shifted responsibility for compliance to the food industry. PLC's audit services may reduce the risk of your products coming under government scrutiny. To ensure full compliance with the complex requirements of the FDA & USDA, PLC examines your labels and labeling practices for accuracy and efficiency. Contact Pat at Prime Label to take advantage of this offer.

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