November 2015 


Dear Colleague,


Welcome to November's Label Alert. This month Prime Label is proud to debut our new refreshed Label Alert design, replacing our old logo of 25 years.  Read up on the latest in Natural, GMO and "Free" claims as well as the controversial WHO report linking meat and cancer. In addition, check out our free Nutrition Facts Panel Estimator tool. It is designed to easily help industry prepare for the new NFP regulations slated to become final soon. 


We at Label Alert wish you a happy Thanksgiving season!


'Natural' Food Label to be Introduced in 2016


Beginning in early 2016, the Organic and Natural Health Association will roll out a certification program that will offer a "natural" seal. The label will not be government-approved, but is rather a self-selecting way for food and drink producers to help consumers better understand their product.   

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The Pitfalls of Making 'Free' Claims in Food Labeling


There is growing interest in updating processed food recipes to remove artificial ingredients .... Companies with reformulated products would then need to promote the advantages of the products by using statements like "free" on the food labels. There are a number of rules to be followed in order to make "free" food label claims that will be acceptable to regulators.   

                                                                                      Read on . . .


Meat and Cancer: Hammering at the Memo


You have doubtless heard that the International Agency on Cancer Research, a subsidiary of the World Health Organization, has concluded that processed meats are carcinogenic, and red meat in general is probably so.   

                                                                                      Read on . . .


Millennials are Driving an $18 Billion Food Revolution


A panel of experts at Fortune's Most Powerful Women summit say millennials are turning the food industry on its head.   

                                                                                      Read on . . .


Exclusive: Food Fight Continues Over GMO Labeling


The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) has issued a road map to its member companies on how to comply with Vermont's precedent-setting law that requires the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs), even though the powerful organization has heavily lobbied and spent eye-popping sums to fight state-by-state labeling mandates.   

                                                                                      Read on . . .


NFP Estimator



The Nutrition Facts Panel Estimator is the only online tool that converts your current Nutrition Panel to the new format proposed by the FDA in 2014. This easy-to-use tool will give you an idea of how this proposed regulation will impact your product.*

When the new nutrition rules go into effect, we hope you will come back to take advantage of our easy-to-use NFP Converter tool. It features every available format and easy data conversion tools.


Click here to get started today!


*Please note that this format is not legal to use until the regulations become Final and all requirements are defined.


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