Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

May 2014



Dear Colleague,


Welcome to May's Label Alert. This month we want to highlight PLC's new Generic Labeling webinar series.  This series complements FSIS's webinar on generic labeling which covers what exceptions require submission for prior approval, but does not provide information on the specific details of generic compliance with USDA labeling regulations. PLC's webinar series is made to fill that gap.  In addition, there are many significant developments in labeling this month; we hope you find this useful.  We are always looking for feedback & comments....




Notice of Availability and Guidance Document on Allergens


FSIS announced the availability of guidance on allergens and other ingredients of public health concern. The emphasis of the guidelines is on meat and poultry products, and they represent the best practice recommendations of FSIS, based on scientific and practical considerations.

Read on...


AMS Announces Guidance on products labeled "Made with Organic"


 USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service announced availability of final guidance intended for accredited certifying agents and certified organic operations. The document, "Products in the "Made with Organic ***" Labeling Category," is intended to inform the public of the National Organic Program's current thinking on this topic.

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Natural Ingredients Present Hurdles, Opportunities


When it comes to labeling food and beverage products as "natural," lack of regulatory oversight leaves room for legal bantering, which has landed several companies-including Chobani, ConAgra, Costco and Cargill, among others-the subjects of lawsuits filed on behalf of products' natural claims.

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FDA Calorie Labeling Rules May Impact More Than Just Restaurants


 Diners could soon see calorie counts on the menus of chain restaurants.But will they be able to get that same clear information at grocery stores, convenience stores, movie theaters or airplanes?

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Editor's Plate: To GMO or not to GMO


It may be a difficult process, but everybody knows removing genetically engineered ingredients (GMOs) is what all consumers want and is the fast-track to soaring sales, right?

Read on...


 15% off

Generic Labeling & Claims Webinars



Now that industry is responsible for the bulk of USDA label compliance, educate yourself on:


- Generic eligibility

- Complexities of


- Common errors to

  double check
- Generic claims

  qualification detail
- Essential record

- Navigating approvals &


- Case studies & best



Schedule a training for May or June and receive a 15% discount! Contact Pat Yingling at Prime Label by May 30 to take advantage of this offer.



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