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October 2017

Welcome to Autumn and October's Label Alert! Breaking news in this issue is that FDA has proposed a new January 2020 compliance date for the revised Nutrition labeling rules. Given the shorter than expected delay, PLC is ramping up our training efforts and offering $100 off either of its Nutrition Label Reform trainings in Chicago. Now, read on for more critical news in Label Alert!

FDA Proposes to Extend Compliance Dates for Nutrition Facts Label Final Rules
The FDA is proposing to extend the compliance dates for Nutrition Label Reform from July 26, 2018, to Jan 2020 (manufacturers with $10 million+ annual sales) and to Jan 2021 (manufacturers with under $10 million annual sales). The public has 30 days to comment. 
Digital GMO Disclosure Faces Significant but Manageable Challenges, USDA Study
Food and beverage manufacturers must work with the government and other stakeholders to overcome significant, but not insurmountable, challenges if they want to use QR codes or other digital technology to convey when products include genetically modified ingredients, according to research released earlier this month by the US Department of Agriculture. 
FDA OKs New Peanut Allergy Food Labels
The US Food and Drug Administration announced new labels for peanut-containing foods suitable for infants this week, noting that they may reduce the risk of developing an allergy.
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California Hits Gatorade in Court for "Anti-Water" Videogame
Gatorade has agreed not to make disparaging comments about water as part of a $300,000 settlement reached Thursday with California over allegations it misleadingly portrayed water's benefits in a cellphone game where users refuel Olympic runner Usain Bolt.
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NMPF Spars with Dannon, Dean Foods, Over 'Rampant Fear-Based Marketing' on GMOs
"Rampant fear-based food marketing" - most notably from brands touting their non-GMO credentials - is damaging consumer trust and "jeopardizing the safe, sustainable farming practices that have enhanced farm productivity over the last 20 years" says the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) in a new marketing campaign that's been sharply criticized by leading dairy brands.
CAREER CORNER: Prime Label is Hiring
Prime Label is looking for experienced and entry level Food Technologists to join the team.  If you are a hardworking, motivated individual looking for a new career, please submit a resume and coverletter to
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Nutrition Label Reform Training
October 25 
Chicago O'Hare

After creating thousands of new nutrition panels last year, Prime Label has distilled its expertise into a seminar on trends and best practices in Nutrition Label Reform transitions. 

We have also identified unanticipated complexities and errors. Join us to learn critical details so that you can better execute this massive transition.  

Register yourself or a team member for one of two full day intensive sessions on Nutrition Label Reform (NLR) Training and save $100!


Track 1For R&D and Regulatory 
- NLR changes
- Added Sugar Nuances
- Dietary Fiber Details
- Required Dual Column
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- Top 10 Best Practices 

Track 2:
For Marketing and Management
- Trends & Best Practices
- New NFP graphics
- Brand Impact
- Optimization Options
- Case Studies
- Transition Strategies

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.

Conveniently scheduled after FNCE on Oct 25
at the Crowne Plaza Hotel
near Chicago's O'Hare Airport.

Register here by Oct 13 using the promo code
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Bonus: Both courses qualify for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit from AND's Commission on Dietetic Registration.

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