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December 2017

Welcome to December's Label Alert. In this issue, read about the defection of major food companies from GMA, FDA's move to revoke soy health claim, Trump's FDA new nutrition policy, and more....  In addition, we're featuring great savings on Prime Label's 2018 Food Label Conference - the perfect place to delve into all the labeling changes, meet the officials who write the rules, and learn about the latest market trends. Ease into your workday with this edition of Label Alert!
The Big Washington Food Fight
Nestlé, the world's largest food company, rocked food circles in late October with the news that it was leaving the industry's most powerful lobbying group in Washington, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, amid disagreements about how to respond to changing consumer tastes.
FDA Moves to Revoke Soy Health Claim
The US Food and Drug Administration called into question ... the authorized health claim that soy protein reduces heart disease risk. "We are proposing a rule to revoke a health claim for soy protein and heart disease," said a statement from Susan Mayne, director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Trump's FDA Cooking Up New Nutrition Policy Initiative
President Donald Trump's FDA wants to cross the finish line on a top Obama-era nutrition policy - requiring chain restaurants to post calorie counts - breaking the mold in an administration that is keenly focused on deconstructing the Obama agenda.
Trump picks Alex Azar to lead Health and Human Services
President Trump has selected Alex Azar, a former pharmaceutical executive and a top health official during the George W. Bush administration, to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
FDA Announces Draft Guidance on Best Practices for Convening a GRAS Panel
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft
guidance regarding best practices for convening a panel of experts to evaluate whether a substance is "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS).
Regular Chocolate Milk Back On School Menus as Obama-Era Rules are Eased
Chocolate milk with 1 percent fat will soon be back on public school lunch menus as the Trump administration eases nutritional standards put in place under President Obama.
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