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March 2018

Welcome to March's Label Alert, your chance to catch up on the latest industry news. Don't miss this morning's announcement by the FDA of several new important guidance documents re: Nutrition Label Reform.  To support this huge transition, Prime Label is offering discounts on both of our Nutrition Add-On Seminars at this year's 30th annual Food Label Conference!

New! FDA Guidances on Nutrition Label Reform
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released several guidance documents related to the Nutrition Facts label final rules:   Read on . . .
Prime Label will continue to absorb and translate these new guidances into practical actions for efficient and effective Nutrition Label Reform
House Passes Bill to Ease Menu Labeling Rules Under ObamaCare
The House passed legislation to ease the ObamaCare rule that requires restaurants, convenience stores and supermarkets to list the calorie count of each menu item before it's set to take effect in May.
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Which Food Labeling Claims Put You Most at Risk of a Class Action Lawsuit? (Spoiler Alert... It's Not Just 'All-Natural')
Think you're on safe ground if you follow the letter of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act? It's a good start, said attorneys at a recent webinar, but it won't stop you getting sued: "We're beyond the days when you can just check for compliance with FDA regulations."
Health Canada Opens Comment Period on Proposed Front-of-Package Labeling
Health Canada is proposing a nutrition symbol that would be on the front of food packages. The symbol would help quickly identify foods that are high in: saturated fat and/or sugars and/or sodium.
Perdue: USDA will Tackle Deregulation, Improving Trade, and Providing a Legal Ag Workforce
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to "burrow out" overly restrictive regulations, "strike the best deal" for trade and "get a reasonable solution to an agriculture workforce," amid the ongoing immigration debate, Sec. Sonny Perdue told stakeholders in Washington, DC.
California Senate Resolution to Add Cancer-Causing Processed Meat to Prop 65
A resolution introduced in the California State Legislature by Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), urges the Office of Environment Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) to add processed meat-such as hot dogs, bacon, and deli meat-to California's list of substances known to cause cancer, as required under Proposition 65.
Career Corner: Cargill Job Posting
Cargill is seeking a Senior Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Professional for a full-time position with the Research and Development Team in Wichita, Kansas. For more information about the opportunity and instructions on how to apply, please visit Cargill's Job Description.
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Add-On Training
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