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March 2017

Welcome to March's Label Alert. With the menu labeling compliance date approaching and nutrition label reform projects underway, industry is faced with competing compliance priorities amidst increasing consumer demands.

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FSIS Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rule on NFP Revision
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is extending the comment period for the proposed rule on the Revision of Meat and Poultry Nutrition Facts Labels by 30 days. Comments on the proposed rule published on January 19, 2017 must be received on or before Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
Unpacking Big Food's Big Dilemma
Campbell Soup's bet on healthy foods is proving to be a drag. Kellogg may trim hundreds of jobs as it changes how the company delivers snacks. Yogurt sales are tumbling at General Mills.... It is amid this tumultuous backdrop that some of the nation's largest food and beverage makers ... present their 2017 strategies.
How Millennials Are Rewriting the Food Industry Playbook
The perfect storm that's hitting the food industry and spurring consolidation and product development changes among major food manufacturers has one big constituency to thank: millennials. The 18-to-34-year-old demographic, in the midst of disrupting a variety of industries, is rewriting the script in the grocery sector.
Claim Litigation in the Food Industry
Not all substances contained in packaged foods and dietary supplements need to be disclosed in the products' ingredient statements. But can the presence of those substances impact claims and "romance language" included elsewhere on the products' labeling? Plaintiffs' lawyers are increasingly answering that question "yes."
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Grocery Industry Launches New Initiative to Reduce Consumer Confusion on Product Date Labels
In a new industry-wide effort to reduce consumer confusion about product date labels, grocery manufacturers and retailers have joined together to adopt standard wording on packaging about the quality and safety of products.
Currently, more than 10 different date labels on packages - such as Sell By, Use By, Expires On, Best Before, Better if Used By or Best By - can result in confused consumers discarding a safe or usable product after the date on the package. 
GAO Argues Again that the US Should Unite the 19 Agencies that Oversee Food Safety Under One System
Citing an uptick in multi-state foodborne illness outbreaks and their high cost to consumers and manufacturers alike, the Government Accountability Office reiterates its 40-year argument for a single, unified food safety system - this time under the Executive Office of the President.
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