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January 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome to January's Label Alert where you will find new guidances from FDA and USDA and Health Canada. In addition, we are featuring great savings on Prime Label's 2017 Food Label Conference - the perfect place to delve into all these labeling changes, meet the officials who write the rules, and learn about the latest market trends. Sink into the New Year with Label Alert!

FDA Issues Two Guidance Documents on the Nutrition Facts Label and the Serving Size Final Rules
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two draft guidance documents related to the final rules on Nutrition Facts labeling and Serving Sizes to help industry comply with those rules.
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Food Safety Regulatory Outlook for 2017
There are things known and things unknown about the direction of food safety policy and enforcement in 2017. It is known President-elect Trump has been critical about what he asserted was federal regulatory overreach under the Obama administration.
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Canada Finalizes Changes to Nutrition Facts Label Requirements
As part of Health Canada's Healthy Eating Strategy, on December 14, 2016, final amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) - Nutrition Labelling, Other Labelling Provisions and Food Colours were published in Canada Gazette, Part II.
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USDA Revises Guidance on Date Labeling to Reduce Food Waste
FSIS issued updated information on food product labeling, including new guidance aimed at reducing food waste through encouraging food manufacturers and retailers that apply product dating to use a "Best if Used By" date label.
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FDA Amends Saturated Fat/Cholesterol - Coronary Heart Disease Health Claim for Some Fruits and Vegetables
The FDA is amending the regulation authorizing a health claim on the relationship between dietary saturated fat and cholesterol and risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) to permit raw fruits and vegetables that fail to comply with the "low fat" definition and/or the minimum nutrient content requirement to be eligible to bear the claim.
Lean Cuisine Is Being Sued for Using a Preservative
When you buy packaged food, it's pretty safe to assume that it will contain some type of preservative. But one woman is challenging that assumption - and she's suing over it.
FDA to Align Menu Labeling Compliance Date with Enforcement Date
The FDA announced plans to publish a final rule to extend the compliance date for the agency's 2014 menu labeling regulation to May 5, 2017. This extension will align the compliance date with the enforcement date. 
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