Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

April 2015



Dear Colleague,

Welcome to April's Label Alert, your chance to catch up on the latest industry news.  Did you know that a great way to

get ready for the new Nutrition regulations is to make sure your current ones are compliant? Get started with 10% off PLC's Nutrition Labeling seminar or how-to manual. Sit back and enjoy the new season ... with Label Alert!




FDA Approves GMO Apples, Potatoes


The FDA ... proclaimed recent genetically engineered (GMO) apples and potatoes "are as safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts." ... FDA says companies should "consult" with them about labeling, but like with all other genetically engineered food, requires no full disclosure to consumers.

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Bill Would Create Organic-Type Labels for Non-Modified Foods


 Inspired by the popular "USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients.The idea is part of an attempt to block mandatory labeling of foods that include genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.

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US Beef Association Fights USDA Dietary Recommendations


 The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has called on US officials to revise the current proposals for the 2015 USDA dietary guidelines.

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WHO Says World is Eating Too Much Sugar


Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup. New guidelines from the World Health Organization say the world is eating too much sugar and people should slash their sugar intake to just 5 to 10 percent of their overall calories.

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FDA Releases Small Entity Compliance Guide on Menu Labeling


FDA is announcing the availability of a guidance for industry entitled "Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments"--Small Entity Compliance Guide (SECG).  The guidance represents FDA's current thinking on nutrition labeling of standard menu items in restaurants and similar retail food establishments ....

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