Welcome to October's Label Alert! This month there is a lot of news coming out of the FDA & USDA, as well as California & the legal world...
In response, PLC is offering timely seminars on USDA Nutrition Label Reform & Generic Approval to ensure that you have all the technical information and tactical insight you need to navigate the changing regulatory landscape.
So sit back, and catch up on the latest industry news with this month's Label Alert.
FDA Provides Additional Flexibility Regarding Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing additional flexibility for manufacturers who need to comply with updated Nutrition and Supplement Facts label requirements by January 1, 2021. This upcoming compliance date applies to manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales.
FSIS Proposes to Expand Eligibility for Generic Label Approval and to Discontinue FSIS Evaluation of Voluntarily Submitted Labels That are Eligible for Generic Approval
In a new Proposed Rule published in the September 14, 2020 Federal Register, FSIS announced plans to cease evaluating labels voluntarily submitted to FSIS that are eligible for generic approval and to expand the types of labels that are eligible for generic approval.
USDA Releases Plan to Reduce Salmonella in Meat, Poultry, and Egg Products
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Food Safety (USDA OFS) and the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) have released a plan to decrease Salmonella, one of the leading causes of foodborne illnesses. The Roadmap to Reducing Salmonella: Driving Change through Science-Based Policy outlines programs and policies that are science-based, data-driven, and promote innovation to reduce Salmonella in meat, poultry, and egg products.
FDA’s New Proposed Rule: What Does It Mean For Traceability And The Industry?
On September 21, 2020, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally proposed a new rule to lay the foundation for additional traceability recordkeeping requirements for certain foods, based on Section 204 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
California Passes First-in-Nation Plastics Recycling Law
In a move aimed at reducing huge amounts of plastic litter in the ocean and on land, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a first-in-the-nation law requiring plastic beverage containers to contain an increasing amount of recycled material.