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June 2017

Welcome to Summer, and June's Label Alert! In this issue's headlines, the Trump administration delays the restaurant calorie-posting rule, Canada's parliament defeats a GMO labeling bill, Scott Gottlieb is appointed new FDA Commissioner, and more.... And continuing our efforts to help industry stay compliant with the latest nutrition labeling regulations, PLC is offering 10% off its powerful and feature-rich EZ Form software with Nutrition Navigator. Now, ease into your workday with this edition of Label Alert!

Trump's Delay of Calorie-Posting Rule Jolts Restaurants
President Donald Trump's push to reduce the government burden on business is instead causing chaos in the food industry after he suddenly yanked a rule requiring calories to be posted on menus nationwide.
GMO Labeling Bill Defeated in Canadian Parliament 
Members of the Canadian Parliament voted against approving mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods in a vote in the House of Commons [on May 17, 2017].
Senate Confirms Scott Gottlieb as FDA Commissioner
Scott Gottlieb was confirmed by the Senate as Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with a vote of 57-42.... Gottlieb last served at FDA during the George W. Bush administration when he was FDA deputy commissioner.
FSIS Issues Notice to Inspectors: Survey Establishments Making Hormone, Antibiotic, and Soy Claims
FSIS issued a notice to inspectors in establishments that produce raw ground beef products, raw chicken parts, and ready-to-eat (RTE) to complete the "Labeling Claims Questionnaire." The
questionnaire involves labeling claims related to antibiotics, hormones, and soy. Inspectors must complete the survey by June 5, 2017.
The Labels Said "Organic." But These Massive Imports of Corn and Soybeans Weren't.
A shipment of 36 million pounds of soybeans sailed late last year from Ukraine to Turkey to California. Along the way, it underwent a remarkable transformation. The cargo began as ordinary soybeans, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. Like ordinary soybeans, they were fumigated with a pesticide. They were priced like ordinary
soybeans, too.                                                      
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