February 2016


Dear Colleague,


Welcome to February's Label Alert. This month we feature great savings on Food Label Conference seminar registration. Conference seminars include FDA Labeling Basics, Claims and Trends; USDA Labeling Basics; and New Nutrition Facts Panel Transition Strategies; and many more. Don't miss this special offer for our Label Alert subscribers!


USDA's AMS Withdraws 'Grass-Fed,' 'Naturally Raised' Labeling Standards


The Agricultural Marketing Service ... withdrew the Grass Fed Marketing Claim Standard and Naturally Raised Marketing Claim Standard, effective Jan. 12, 2016. AMS said in its notice that the agency does not have the ability to define "grass-fed" or "naturally raised" standards ....

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Food Industry Mounts Last-Ditch Effort to Block State GMO Labeling Laws


The nation's food and farm industries are mounting a furious, last-ditch push against mandatory labeling of foods made with genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.... With Vermont set to become the first state in the country to force GMO labels on foods on July 1, opponents of on-package labeling are running out of time.

                                                          Read on . . .


Campbell Labels Will Disclose G.M.O. Ingredients


Breaking from its industry rivals,

Campbell Soup will become the first major food company to begin disclosing the presence of genetically engineered ingredients like corn, soy and sugar beets in its products.

                                                         Read on . . .


Food Industry Regulatory Outlook for 2016


In the regulatory world, the big news for 2016 will be the implementation of the hazard analysis and risk-based preventive control (HARPC) provisions under Section 103 of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).


Read on . . .


Career Corner: Buona Vita job listing


Director of Food Safety,

Quality Assurance &  Regulatory Affairs


Buona Vita, Inc., is looking for a

Director of Food Safety, Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs in their Bridgeton, New Jersey, office.

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