Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

October 2014



Dear Colleague,

Welcome to October's Label Alert. In support of USDA's new Q&A on Generic labeling headlined below, Prime Label is offering 10% off
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Questions and Answers Concerning the Recently Published Generic Labeling Final Rule


FSIS issued Q&As on Generic Labeling Final Rule, which became effective on January 6, 2014.

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Manufacturers Should Prepare for EU Food Labeling Directive Compliance


In light of the European Union's (EU) 1169/2011 directive, manufacturers producing food items for sale in the EU will be required to clearly indicate and highlight certain information within ingredients lists starting December 13, 2014.

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One-Two Punch: Inspections and Audits


China's food processing industry continues to resemble the Wild West in terms of food safety and outright fraud, as the July 20 shut down of OSI Group's plant in China's Hebei province illustrates. 

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FDA issues "food safety challenge"


The Food and Drug Administration has issued a call for potential breakthrough ideas about how to address pathogens, especially Salmonella in fresh produce, in food.

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Organic 101: Connecting Farmers and Producers to USDA Resources


Consumer demand for organic products continues to grow across the country, representing a $35 billion dollar industry in 2013. To meet this demand, USDA has initiated a number of new and expanded efforts to connect organic farmers and businesses with the resources they need ... 

Read on...


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