Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

September 2014



Dear Colleague,

Welcome to September's Label Alert. This month's newsletter features big Labor Day Savings: $50 off of Prime Label Consultants' newly revamped Essential Guide to USDA Labeling. We hope you have a terrific September, sit back and enjoy the cooling temperatures with Label Alert!




USDA Clips Wings of Misleading Language on Organic Packaging


The USDA announced to industry stakeholders that it would rein-in misleading language on organic packaging that all too often has been suspected of confusing consumers. Specifically, the agency addressed companies marketing food products that have the word "organic" or "organics" in their brand-name.                 

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Nutrition Facts Overhaul a Missed Chance to Label Phosphorus


The FDA's proposed revamp of the Nutrition Facts panel misses a public health opportunity to mandate disclosure of phosphorus content on nutrition labels, despite the micronutrient's association with adverse outcomes among kidney patients and growing evidence linking it to health problems in healthy people, claims the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.  

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Foods Labeled Gluten-Free Must Now Meet FDA's Definition


As of August 5, 2014, all foods labeled gluten-free must meet all requirements of the gluten-free labeling final rule published in August 2013.

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Cleaning Up Labels


With the definition of health and wellness broadening, the concept of clean-label formulating continues to grow in popularity among food formulators.

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RD: 'Natural' Claim Tarnished, But Still Meaningful


Despite the legal hot water in which many manufacturers and retailers have found themselves in recent months over "natural" and its growing list of synonyms, the term likely won't disappear from food and beverage product labels any time soon ... 

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