Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

March 2015


Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the March Label Alert. This month we're offering discounts off our newest add-on seminars at the 2015 Federal Food Regulatory Conference - Reformulating Product Strategy for the New Nutrition Facts, FDA/USDA Label Graphics Requirements, and Labeling & Marketing Claims. Enjoy!


2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Submits Report has been expected, committee recommendations for the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans will set off contentious debate over their warnings about meat and added sugars, their recommendations that eggs and coffee are OK and that the environmental impact of food should be considered when choosing foods.

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2014: Year in Review

From the implementation of cross-agency working group findings to the introduction of new and innovative food safety policies and sampling techniques, in fiscal year (FY) 2014 FSIS made significant progress toward modernization.

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Renewed School Food Fight Looming on the Horizon School Nutrition Association on Jan. 29 issued its 2015 Position Paper. The position paper indicated the S.N.A. will continue to urge Congress and the Obama administration to modify requirements relating to servings of fruits and vegetables and whole grain-rich foods as contained in the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 ... 

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FDA Looks to Develop Improved Method For Attributing Foodborne Illness

FDA, FSIS and the CDC met to update stakeholders on their efforts to improve foodborne illness source attribution.The federal agencies have been collaborating on ways to better analyze outbreak data to determine which foods are responsible for illnesses related to four major foodborne bacteria and have since released a report on the new method.

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Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

The 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Committee) submitted the Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (Advisory Report) to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in February 2015. The purpose of the Advisory Report is to inform the Federal government of current scientific evidence on topics related to diet, nutrition, and health.

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Career Corner: Smithfield-Farmland Job Listing Coordinator

Smithfield Farmland is looking for a labeling coordinator to verify and coordinate USDA / generic approvals of food label information. They are looking for an applicant with attention to detail, strong communication skills and a passion for food labeling and compliance. 

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FFRC Add-on Seminars:

$75 Discount April 26

Reformulating Strategy for the New NFP                        

FDA/USDA Label Graphics Requirements 

Wednesday April 29

Labeling & Marketing Claims                                               

Led by leaders in the field - Dr. Robert Post, Betty Campbell, Dr. Jesse Zuehlke, Sarah Fong, Robert Hibbert & Tony Pavel - these seminars will cover the latest in labeling requirements and best practices.                                    

They take place the day before and the day after the Federal Food Regulatory Conference, held in Washington DC at the end of April.


*Register online and use coupon code 0307 in the comment field, or contact Pat at Prime Label by March 20 to take advantage of this offer.


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