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February 2017

Welcome to February's Label Alert. While the new government has been moving ahead at a rapid fire pace, the food industry has been innovating to adjust to the broad changes to the Nutrition Panel. 
To help our customers' transition, Prime Label is offering great savings on our March Nutrition Label Reform Training - two days of in-depth seminars on Understanding the New Regulations and Their Impact and Transition Planning - How to Get There From HereDon't miss this special offer for our Label Alert subscribers!

The Trump Presidency: What it Means for the Food Industry
Donald Trump has pledged that his presidency will unify and "make America great again" but his plans for the food industry remain unclear for the most part. Apart from issuing a hard-hitting statement - afterwards retracted - about wanting to abolish the Food and Drug Administration's "food police" with their "inspection overkill" his priorities for the food industry were seldom mentioned during the campaign.
FDA Allows More Time for Comments on 'Healthy' Food Labels
Four months wasn't long enough for some in the food industry to figure out how they want the FDA to define "healthy" for use on food labels, so the agency has extended the comment deadline on the topic for another three months.
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USDA Strengthens Integrity of the Organic Label
The USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced a final rule that strengthens the integrity of the organic label by clarifying production requirements for organic livestock and poultry.
Will An Altered Version Of Sugar Be As Widely Accepted As The Real Thing?
Consumer distrust of sugar may be at an all-time high. As a result, companies like Holista and Nestle are working to reinvent sugar itself, rather than search for lesser alternatives. 
Americans Want Better Food Labeling. Does Trump's Cabinet Pick?
Agriculture secretary may have been Donald Trump's last Cabinet appointment, but his pick for it, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, will, if confirmed, be in a position to influence everything from the price of a jug of milk to how an organic chicken is raised and labeled.
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Prime Label's Nutrition Label Reform Training is the only event of its kind designed to educate food industry professionals on the entire scope of the changes and equip you with strategies for moving forward.

This training offers two intensive day-long classes - the first day focusing on the changes to the Nutrition panel, and the second day devoted to what needs to happen organizationally to convert to the new rules.

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