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December 2016

Welcome to December's Label Alert, your chance to catch up on the latest industry news. In this edition, read about the USDA's proposed revisions to the Nutrition Facts panel, the Trump administration's
potential impact on the food industry, a food industry group's attempt to delay implementation of the new Nutrition Facts Panel, and much more. Plus, this month we're welcoming Caitlin Diederich to our ever expanding Prime Label team. Sit back and enjoy the Holiday Season ... with Label Alert!

USDA Proposes Revisions to Nutritional Fact Panel for Meat and Poultry Products
FSIS is proposing to amend the nutrition labeling regulations for meat and poultry products to parallel the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) final nutrition regulations, which were published on May 27, 2016. The proposed rule will improve the presentation of nutrition information to assist consumers in maintaining healthy dietary practices.
Trump: Good, Bad or Ugly News for the Food Industry?
From "disastrous" to "better trade deals." The prospect of a Trump presidency has provoked alarm and delight in equal measure. But substantial numbers of respondents to a FoodNavigator-USA survey also say that the President Elect has said so little about the food industry that they don't really know what to expect.
Food Industry Group Wants to Delay the Nutrition Facts Panel
The food industry is attempting to delay the implementation deadline for the Food and Drug Administration's new Nutrition Facts panel requirements using the appropriations process.
Chipotle Gets Sued after Customers Find out Chorizo Burrito Has More than 300 Calories
You may have seen a "Chorizo Burrito" on Chipotle's menu board labeled with the words "300 calories," but what you may not have known is that the 300 calories only refers to the chorizo-not the rest of the burrito.
Fast-Food Fan Trump Could Remake Healthy School Lunches
Will Donald Trump remake school lunches into his fast-food favorites of burgers and fried chicken when he's president? Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer Trump's election as the billionaire businessman is a proud patron of Kentucky Fried Chicken and McDonald's while promising to curb federal regulations. 
US: Hydroponics Can Remain Organic .... For Now
U.S. growers of hydroponic and container grown crops may continue to label their produce as certified organics. Well, at least for a while. To be more precise; until the next meeting of the National Organic Standards Board in April 2017.
Caitlin Diederich

Prime Label is very pleased to announce that Caitlin Diederich has joined the management team as Managing Consultant. In this role, Caitlin will head up our Marketing and Training practices as well as outreach to Chicago area food companies.

 is a highly regarded industry veteran. Most recently, she led Topco's Regulatory and Nutrition team which was responsible for compliance of over 20,000 private label products. 

She is a Registered Dietitian, holds a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communications and was on the faculty of Joliet Junior College.

Join us in celebrating Caitlin's arrival and welcoming her to our team!

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