Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

January 2015



Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the New Year, and January's Label Alert. This month's edition highlights PLC's role at the 2015 International Production & Processing Expo. Also in 2015, our
Federal Food Regulatory Conference features two exciting new optional add-on seminars: Reformulating Product Strategy for the New NFP and Label Graphics Requirements (for both FDA & USDA). Now read on ...




What To Expect From The Food Regulators In 2015


The year 2014 has been an active year for food safety regulation, but we can expect 2015 to be exceptional in that regard, especially from the FDA. But before we get into what FDA will be doing in the new year, let's focus on what the USDA's Food Safety Inspection Service is likely to do in 2015.

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FDA Gives 2018 Compliance Date for Labeling Regulations


The Food and Drug Administration on Dec. 9 gave Jan. 1, 2018, as the uniform compliance date for food labeling regulations that are issued between Jan. 1, 2015, and Dec. 31, 2016.

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USDA Issues Final Rule on Meat and Poultry Products Containing Added Solutions


FSIS is amending its regulations to require the use of a descriptive designation as part of
the product name on the labels of raw meat and poultry products that contain added solutions and that do not meet a standard of identity.

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US Agriculture has Big Appetite for Cuba Trade


U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

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US Appeals WTO Decision Against Required Meat Labels


The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from.

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Career Corner: Unilever Job Listing


Food Labeling & Compliance Specialist

Unilever Food Solutions, the foodservice arm of Unilever, is looking for a food labeling and compliance specialist to generate and approve food label information including ingredient declarations, nutrition facts panels, and claims to assure labels meet US and Canadian regulations. They are looking for an applicant with attention to detail and a passion for food labeling and compliance.


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Free Gift at PLC's IPPExpo Hall B Booth #6989


Receive a free gift when you visit PLC's Booth B6989 at the IPPExpo on January 27-29 in Atlanta.


Prime Label Consultants has been invited by the American Meat Institute to present a version of its popular FSIS Generic Labeling Workshop at the International Production & Processing Expo, one of the largest food tradeshows in the world.


This event is a merger of the International Poultry Expo, Feed Expo, and Meat Expo. The 2015 IPPE will bring together more than 1,100 exhibitors and over 25,000 attendees in Atlanta from January 27 - 29, 2015. 


In addition to presenting the FSIS Generic Labeling Workshop 

(Thursday January 29 , 8-12 noon), PLC's staff will also host Booth 6989 in Hall B. Come visit us, meet our food technologists and claim your free gift! 


If you are unable to join us in person in Atlanta, take advantage of our webinar training program or come to our 2015 Labeling Conference April 27-28th in Washington DC.  We have an exciting array of USDA/FDA speakers and seminars on the latest trends in food labeling.


We look forward to seeing you at one of these events!


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