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July 2019

Welcome to July's Label Alert! In this issue, FDA issues final guidance on added sugars, USDA updates its BE labeling FAQs, FSIS removes Jambalaya from the Standards & Labeling Policy Book, and more.... Plus, continuing our efforts to keep you updated on new and changing regulations, PLC is excited to announce two days of Food Label Seminars this October in Chicago. We hope you enjoy this edition of Label Alert!
FDA Final Guidance: Declaration of Added Sugars on Certain Products
The FDA's final guidance explains that for single-ingredient sugars, the Nutrition Facts label will still include a line for Total Sugars with the amount per serving expressed in grams; however, the line below it - which has been reserved for Added Sugars - will only provide a percent Daily Value for Added Sugars. 
USDA Updates FAQs Regarding BE Labeling
USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service updated its list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law.
FSIS removes Jambalaya from the Food Standards & Labeling Policy Book
In response to a constituent petition, FSIS is removing Jambalaya from its Standards and Labeling Policy Book. The decision was made because there are several variations and styles of jambalaya in the marketplace, which make it difficult to have one single standard for the dish.
Can Food Companies Avoid Consumer Lawsuits about GMO Labeling?
The advice Martin Hahn, a partner at law firm Hogan Lovells, gave at the Institute of Food Technologists conference on how to avoid getting entangled in litigation over labels for GMO food was pretty bleak. "The best thing that I can do right now is just say no, get off the stage, thank you very much," said Hahn.
FDA Announces New Qualified Health Claims for Omega-3 Consumption
FDA announced new Qualified Health Claims for EPA and DHA Omega-3 consumption and the risk of hypertension and coronary heart diseases.

New Food Labeling Guidelines Proposed in Canada
The Government of Canada has launched a public consultation on labeling guidelines for "Product of Canada" and "Made in Canada." Because Canadians want information about the Canadian content of their food, these labels are expected to help Canadian consumers make purchasing decisions that match their personal preference. 
PLC's Food Label Seminars in Chicago
Food Label Seminars
October 10-11, 2019
Chicago, IL

Register for both days and save $150!*

Prime Label is proud to partner with Morgan Lewis to provide a mid-year update to its annual Food Label Conference (FLC).

Structured as three seminars, conveniently located near Chicago's O'Hare airport, they will mirror the FLC's popular blend of trending topics and practical insights. 

These are two days you cannot afford to miss!

October 10
Morgan Lewis Perspective
High-level information and strategy session on trending food labeling issues and lawsuits for Regulatory, Legal and Management professionals.

October 11 - either:
New Bioengineered (GMO) Disclosure
Working session for transitioning to this new rule and best practices across the supply chain.

Nutrition Label Reform for USDA Foods
Intensive seminar on technical requirements, tactical roadmap, and best practices.

*Select both days and get $150 off! (limit 1 discount per registrant)

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