Welcome to July's Label Alert!In this issue's headlines, the Trump administration delays the FDA's Nutrition Label Reform compliance date, small food manufacturers consider the effect of the Whole Foods-Amazon merger, and more... And continuing our efforts to help industry stay compliant with the latest nutrition labeling regulations, PLC is offering $100 off either of its Nutrition Label Reform trainings in Chicago.Now, ease into your workday with this edition of Label Alert!
FDA Delays Rolling Out New Nutrition Facts Label
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration ... delayed indefinitely implementation of a new nutrition facts label that would enlarge calorie counts, itemize added sugar and bring serving sizes in line with actual average portions. The rule, which had been championed by former first lady Michelle Obama, had been scheduled to go into effect on July 26, 2018.
Proposed Rule Questions Under Consideration for GMO Labeling
Congress passed a GMO labeling bill last July and tasked the United States Department of Agriculture with defining rules for disclosing the presence of bioengineered material (commonly referred to as GMO) by January 2018. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has released their public notice of questions for GMO labeling regulation development, as they proceed in their work
defining a national system for disclosing the presence of GMOs.
FSIS Issues Instructions to Verify Labeling of Needle- or Blade-Tenderized Raw Beef Products
FSIS issued a notice instructing Office of Investigation, Enforcement and Audit compliance investigators (CI) to verify whether retail stores are meeting labeling requirements for raw or partially cooked needle- or blade-tenderized beef provided in FSIS Directive 8010.1, "Methodology for Conducting In-Commerce Surveillance Activities, Section IV."
The new Administration has recently announced that the NLR compliance date has been delayed, possibly for two years. We support this change as it gives industry more time to learn and plan for the significant impact of the regulations.
Our work with company transitions thus far indicate many unanticipated complexities and errors. Join us to learn best practices so that you can better execute this massive transition.
Prime Label's Nutrition Label Reform Training is the only event of its kind designed to educate food industry professionals on the entire scope of the changes and equip you with strategies for moving forward.
Conveniently scheduled after FNCE on Oct 25 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel near Chicago's O'Hare Airport.