Prime Label's Monthly e-Newsletter

May 2015



Dear Colleague,


Welcome to May's Label Alert. This month we're highlighting PLC's Graphics Labeling webinars for marketing or graphics designers. This introductory series is guaranteed to make your job easier with training on labeling basics, fonts, feature placement, and more!  Get your co-workers trained so that you can spend more time reading up on the latest developments in food labeling (below)....




FSIS Revises Directive on Substances Used in Meat, Poultry and Egg Production


USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) revised its directive on safe and suitable ingredients used in the production of meat, poultry, and egg products. Updates include labeling requirements for ready-to-eat meat products containing tomato lycopene extract and concentrate.

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Rumor: FDA Readies a June Announcement on PHOs


While the FDA remains mum, rumors are circulating that the agency will have some announcement June 1 or thereabouts regarding its year-old proposal to outlaw partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs).

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GMA et al Lose Bid to 'Stop the Clock' on Vermont GMO Law until Lawsuit is Resolved


A federal court has rejected an attempt by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) and other trade associations to prevent the state of Vermont from implementing its controversial GMO labeling law until litigation over the legislation has been resolved.

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USDA to Propose Standards For Organic Seafood Raised in US


The Agriculture Department says it will propose standards for the farmed organic fish year this year. That means the seafood could be available in as few as two years - but only if USDA moves quickly to complete the rules and seafood companies decide to embrace them.

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2015: The Year GMO Labeling Began


March 2015 was an eventful month for the subject of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in food. The two tempests stirred up by recent news and all the other issues in this long-running debate look to be headed for some kind of resolution this year - although the two sides are no closer today than they've ever been.

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- Claims with graphics requirements

- Latest labeling & marketing trends


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