Season's greetings and welcome to December's Label Alert! This month there's news on sesame labeling, food tech trends for 2021, and much more ...
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FDA Encourages Manufacturers to Clearly Declare All Uses of Sesame in Ingredient List on Food Labels
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance encouraging food manufacturers to voluntarily declare sesame in the ingredient list on food labels.
As an update to our coverage of on-going litigation of plant-based product labeling, an Oklahoma federal judge recently refused to block a state law that requires plant-based food companies include a disclaimer on labels if they use a meat term to describe their products.
Here Are Four Food Tech Trends That Will Still Be Trending In 2021
Michael Lavin, founder and managing director of Germin8 Ventures, predicts four recent food tech trends will continue trending in 2021. These include the creation of alternative and cell-based proteins.
Courts Being Used to Challenge Efficacy of Recalls
There’s a new class action trend consumer product companies need to be aware of that is not only causing additional stress when faced with a recall but also increased expense and adverse publicity: class action lawsuits based on unfair trade practices allegations that follow regulatory actions.
'It's Our Super Bowl': How Food Manufacturers Are Preparing for an Unorthodox Holiday Season
As consumers stocked up their pantries during the onset of the pandemic in March, few companies came to symbolize the unprecedented run on food staples as much as Del Monte Foods. Del Monte knew they had little time to waste with a finite growing period and its important holiday season fast approaching, so they moved swiftly to work with farmers to plant more crops and expand the duration in which they were grown.