Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter
December 2013
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to December's Label Alert. This month's edition features great savings on early conference registration. Major labeling developments to be discussed include the final Generic Rule from the USDA and new FDA Gluten-Free regulations. General session topics include USDA/FSIS Regulatory & Labeling Update, the new proposed Food Labeling Modernization Act, FDA vs USDA: Label Policing, Enforcement & Risk Reduction, etc. Don't miss this early bird special offered to Label Alert subscribers!
in this month's headlines ...
Senate Bill Excluding Supermarkets from FDA Menu Labeling Sparks Debate over Calorie Disclosure
A proposed bill introduced last week by Sens. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Angus King (I-ME) is calling on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to amend the calorie disclosure requirements enacted under the Affordable Care Act to exclude grocery stores and other related businesses.
Congress Asks FDA to Extend Comment Period on FSMA Farm Rules
Congress members are asking the Food and Drug Administration to allow further comment on sweeping food safety rules that farmers say could drive them out of business. The group asked the agency to propose a second set of rules to implement the 2011 FSMA.
Unprecedented Number of Trade Regulations To Take Effect in 2014
Prepare your company for an onslaught of new trade regulations, many of which center around food import quality and safety. 
FDA Ban Is the Final Nail in Trans Fat's Coffin
The Food and Drug Administration's recent decision to phase out partially hydrogenated oils, the source of most trans fat in the U.S. food supply, serves as the final nail in the coffin for the artificial ingredient in the American food industry.
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