Welcome to October's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, USDA requests comments on labeling of meat and poultry products made from animal cells, FSIS responds to petitions on "meat" labeling, mandatory COOL legislation is introduced in Congress, and more ...
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USDA Seeks Comments on the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products Derived from Animal Cells
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to solicit comments and information regarding the labeling of meat and poultry products made using cultured cells derived from animals under FSIS jurisdiction.
On September 16, 2021, FSIS responded to two petitions about cell-based meat and poultry products. The first petition requested that FSIS limit the definition of “meat” and “beef” to products derived from animals born, raised and harvested in the traditional manner. The second petition requested a labeling approach for cell-based meats and poultry that would not require new standards of identity or alter current standards of identity.
Four US Senators announced legislation regarding the American Beef Labeling Act which mandates the reinstatement of beef and beef products into the existing Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (MCOOL) law and allows for a 12-month development and implementation grace period.
Lawsuits Over ‘Misleading’ Food Labels Surge as Groups Cite Lax U.S. Oversight
Shoppers drawn to sustainable, humanely raised meat and dairy products could be forgiven for thinking the nation’s big food companies have turned away from the industrial farming practices that have long dominated American agriculture. But some claims may not be what they seem, according to a flurry of litigation by advocacy groups seeking to combat what they describe as a surge in deceptive marketing by food giants.
Now that fall has officially arrived, immune health is front and center, with 75% of consumers saying they’re relying on some type of supplement. So where do probiotics stand? Danone conducted a survey recently to find out.
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Lawsuits, Liability, and Legal Views on Food Labeling
October 27, 2021
With lawsuits and demand letters evolving to chase an expanding diversity of claims, it's important to stay up-to-date on litigation trends. This strategic, half-day session will have lawyers giving their perspectives on specific food labeling litigation trends.
FDA Marketing Claims & Trends
October 27, 2021
Ensuring compliance and substantiation of new product claims can be challenging. Learn best practices from PLC’s visibility into emerging market trends, and leave with an understanding of a variety of FDA-regulated claims.
USDA Labeling Claims
October 28, 2021
Marketing meat or poultry products requires paying close attention to USDA regulations for generic eligible language and claims. This session will leverage PLC’s 50 years of expertise working with USDA reviewers.
USDA Label Approval [including Generic]
October 28, 2021
USDA label approval procedures continue to evolve with a new proposedrule for generic labels and an Inspector General's report on label accuracy. This seminar covers when you need to go to the USDA for approval, top hazards with label review, and insider tips and tricks on how to manage the process.