Welcome to November's Label Alert! This month there is a lot of news coming out of the FDA - in addition to the EU...
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So sit back, and catch up on the latest industry news with this month's Label Alert. Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving!
FDA Proposes Updating Allergy Label if Risky Portion of Ingredient Is Removed
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed exempting an ingredient derived from a major food allergen if the protein has been eliminated or altered to the point where it no longer poses a risk to a person.
The FDA – which recently said allulose does not have to be listed as added or total sugar on food labels – is now inviting comment on whether other sugars that are not metabolized in the same way as traditional sugars (such as isomaltulose and D-tagatose) should also be treated differently for the purposes of nutrition labeling.
“Natural” False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit Against Mott’s Dismissed
A California judge dismissed an amended complaint alleging that apple juice and applesauce products sold by Mott’s, LLP (a subsidiary of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.) were falsely advertised as “Natural” and/or “All Natural Ingredients” where they contained trace amounts of the acetamiprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide.
Guidance for Industry: The Declaration of Allulose and Calories from Allulose on Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels
This guidance provides [FDA's] current view on the declaration of allulose on Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels, as well as on the caloric content of allulose. This guidance also advises manufacturers of [FDA's] intent to exercise enforcement discretion for the exclusion of allulose from the amount of “Total Sugars” and “Added Sugars” declared on the label....