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August 2017

Welcome to August's Label Alert! In this issue's headlines, the Trump administration places the new nutrition rules on the Inactive list, changes to menu labeling law advance from House committee, consumer confusion over product date labels, and more... And continuing our efforts to help industry stay compliant with the latest nutrition labeling regulations, PLC is offering $100 off either of its Nutrition Label Reform trainings in Chicago. Now, ease into your workday with this edition of Label Alert!

USDA's New Nutrition Labeling Rule Placed on Inactive List by Trump Administration
The Trump Administration moved the USDA's Revised Nutrition Facts Panel proposed rule to their "Inactive" list, indicating that it is no longer active and will be reconsidered at some indefinite date in the future.
Changes to Menu Labeling Law Advance from House Committee
The Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, which would amend the federal menu labeling law, advanced out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on July 27. The bipartisan bill would revise the disclosure of nutrition information under the current menu labeling law.
New Poll on Product Date Labels Shows Confusion and Dissension Within Households
 A new poll shows that nearly 60 percent of Americans have had a discussion within their household about the meaning of date labels on their food. 
The poll findings clearly illustrate that the current range of variations of date labels such as "best by, use by, sell by, use or freeze by," found on food products around the country is problematic for consumers.
Organic Ranchers Eye Amazon Distribution Ahead of Whole Foods Deal
Among the many questions being asked about Amazon's intended purchase of Whole Foods is one from small and medium-sized food manufacturers: How might this deal affect me?
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New Qualified Health Claim for Macadamia Nuts Shows FDA's Evolving Stance on Dietary Fat
FDA's decision to greenlight a qualified health claim connecting macadamia nuts to the reduced risk of heart disease despite the ingredient's saturated fat content suggests the agency may give manufacturers a little slack to make health claims as long as the product's overall benefits outweigh the risks.
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