Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter
January 2014
Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the New Year, and January's Label Alert. This month's edition features big savings on your choice of nutrition labeling training tools. Get back into the workday groove with the latest food industry highlights!
in this month's headlines ...
Katherin "Barr" Hogen of Barr-None Consulting in Boulder, Colo., has advice for her clients that may want to make all-natural claims on the front of their products. Don't.
Q&A: The FDA and Mandatory Recalls
With more news about food and beverage recalls, there's a growing concern that the industry won't be able to keep up with new regulation that allows the FDA to trigger mandatory recalls at food distributors.
How Food Manufacturers Can Prepare for a Trans-Formation
What to do about FDA's tentative determination that partially hydrogenated oils are not safe.  With all the FDA has on its plate these days ... it came as a surprise to many when the agency recently issued a notice tentatively determining that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for use in food.
FDA Proposes New Food Defense Rule
As required by the bipartisan FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the FDA proposed a rule that would require the largest food businesses in the United States and abroad to take steps to prevent facilities from being the target of intentional attempts to contaminate the food supply.
The Grocery Manufacturers Association, which represents some of the largest food and beverage manufacturers, is seeking approval to label foods containing GMO ingredients "natural", according to a Dec. 5 letter the GMA sent to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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