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Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter July 2012

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in this issue . . .
  • No Need for Labels on GE Foods - Just More Safety Tests, Says AMA
  • Front-of-Pack Labeling Systems May Remain Varied
  • Formulating Gluten-Free Products
  • WTO's Ruling Against U.S. COOL Threatens Beef Industry
  • The Fastest Growing Label Claims of 2011: From 'Economy' to 'Gluten-Free'
  • Aging Adults Want Foods to Support Health Now, Treat Conditions Later

  • No Need for Labels on GE Foods - Just More Safety Tests, Says AMA

    The American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates has called for mandatory pre-market safety testing of genetically engineered (GE) foods - but said there is currently no reason to label them. Read on...


    Front-of-Pack Labeling Systems May Remain Varied

    The increasing number of front-of-pack labeling systems for foods and beverages has led some to wonder if one universal system might be better. The First Amendment might keep that from happening, however, said Sarah Roller, a Washington-based partner for Kelley Drye, during a session June 28 at the Institute of Food Technologists' annual meeting and food exposition in Las Vegas. Read on...


    Formulating Gluten-Free Products

    Gluten is a composite protein contained in wheat and related grains, such as barley, rye, triticale, spelt and kamut. Composed of gliadin and glutenin, gluten provides the elasticity necessary for breads to rise and hold their shape, is used as a stabilizer in dairy products and sauces and serves as an additive for texture modification in many products. Read on...


    WTO's Ruling Against U.S. COOL Threatens Beef Industry

    The WTO determined the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) rules gave less favorable treatment to beef and pork imported from Canada and Mexico. The ruling will allow the U.S. to require meats to use country-of-origin labels, but the program must be altered to ensure there's not a technical barrier to trade. Read on...


    The Fastest Growing Label Claims of 2011: From 'Economy' to 'Gluten-Free'

    While 'all-natural' and 'no additives & preservatives' were still among the most popular food and drink label claims in the US last year, the fastest growth was in economy, low/no/reduced allergen, high-protein and low/no/reduced saturated fat claims, according to Mintel. Read on...


    Aging Adults Want Foods to Support Health Now, Treat Conditions Later

    The rising population of the more than 78 million baby boomers is driving demand for food products that support good health now, as well as medicinal treatment for conditions that arise in later years .... "Product launches with health claims are on the rise." Read on...


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