Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

February 2015



Dear Colleague,

Welcome to February's Label Alert. There is big news this month with the President proposing a single food agency and his office setting March 2016 as the final rule publication date for the new Nutrition Facts Panel changes.  Catch up on these and other industry breaking news, and take advantage of big savings on seminars at this year's
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Obama Proposes Creation of Stand-alone U.S. Food Safety Agency


U.S. President Barack Obama has proposed bringing together the country's food safety operations into one agency to better monitor food quality in a move that would reshape the Food and Drug Administration.

The proposal was put forward as part of the President's 2016 budget plan. The new agency would combine the food safety responsibilities of the FDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other agencies.

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Final Rule for New Nutrition Facts Panel Changes Scheduled for March 2016


The Office Of Management and Budget (OMB) has published March 2016 as the Final Action date for both rules regarding changes to the Nutrition Facts Panel.

There are two rules:  0910-AF22 Food Labeling; Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels  0910-AF23 Food Labeling: Serving Sizes of Foods That Can Reasonably Be Consumed At One-Eating Occasion; Dual-Column Labeling; Updating, Modifying, and Establishing Certain RACCs ...

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AMS Requests Nutrition, Allergen and Ingredient Information for USDA Child Nutrition Programs


USDA is requesting nutrition information, allergendeclarations, and ingredient statements for all direct-delivered products offered through its Child Nutrition Programs, including the National School Lunch Program (NSLP).

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AAAS Scientists: Consensus on GMO Safety Firmer Than For Human-Induced Climate Change


In sharp contrast to public views about GMOs, 89% of scientists believe genetically modified foods are safe.

That's the most eye-opening finding in a Pew Research Center study on science literacy ...

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FSIS Issues Notice on Verification Procedures for Instructional Statements on Raw Poultry Products


This notice instructs inspection program personnel (IPP) of their responsibilities related to the verification of poultry establishments' use of voluntary instructional statements concerning pathogens of public health concern, including Salmonella and Campylobacter, on all raw poultry products.

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