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Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter May 2012

Dear Colleague,

Welcome to May's Label Alert. In this issue, catch up on the latest industry headlines and take advantage of big savings on PLC's Certification Program. Happy reading!

in this issue . . .
  • Improper Nutrient Content Claims Cited in New Wave of Class Action Suits
  • USDA Announces Steps to Prevent Meat Products that Contain Illegal Residues from Reaching Consumers
  • Understanding Soluble Fibers and Insoluble Fibers
  • Mad Cow Disease Case Won't Impact Processors - American Meat Institute
  • How Food Processors Can Avoid 'Natural' Disasters
  • Setting the Record Straight on the Proposed Chicken Inspection Policy

  • Improper Nutrient Content Claims Cited in New Wave of Class Action Suits

    With class action lawsuits alleging labeling violations now "filed almost daily in California", food manufacturers are spending "hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and settlement amounts" to resolve cases that are entirely avoidable, according to one leading food law attorney. Read on...


    USDA Announces Steps to Prevent Meat Products that Contain Illegal Residues from Reaching Consumers

    FSIS announced two steps designed to prevent meat products that contain illegal residues from reaching consumers: the issuance of a compliance guide that will help livestock slaughter establishments avoid purchasing animals with illegal drug or other chemical residues; and increased testing of animals from producers with a history of residue violations.Read on...


    Understanding Soluble Fibers and Insoluble Fibers

    As a part of food, fibers can enhance satiety, improve texture, reduce calories, slow the entrance of sugar into the bloodstream, trap cholesterol, encourage the growth of friendly bacteria and reduce colon exposure to potential carcinogens. All of this makes the study of fibers and their relative effects on disease risk complex. Read on...


    Mad Cow Disease Case Won't Impact Processors - American Meat Institute

    A rare case of mad cow disease in the US is unlikely to have a significant impact on the processing sector, according to the American Meat Institute (AMI). Read on...


    How Food Processors Can Avoid 'Natural' Disasters

    With no federal guidance on how a product can be labeled as natural, how can companies compete while minimizing potential liability? There is no "one-size" answer, but several low-cost, effective solutions can help mitigate the risk.Read on...


    Setting the Record Straight on the Proposed Chicken Inspection Policy

    [Following] is the text of a blog entry, "Setting the Record Straight on the Proposed Chicken Inspection Rule" by USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service Administrator Alfred Almanza. It was published April 13, 2012 by HuffingtonPost.com. Read on...


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