Welcome to the holiday season, and December's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, President Biden nominates Robert Cahill as FDA chief, organic advocates demand remand of the national bioengineered standard, the Subway tuna lawsuit resurfaces, and more ...
This month, we're celebrating the season by offering Label Alert subscribers $500 off PLC's 50th Anniversary Food Label Conference! Join us April 24-27 in Washington D.C. for this very special event.
So take a break from the season's festivities with industry news from Label Alert.
Biden Nominates Robert Califf, Former Obama FDA Chief, as Agency Commissioner
President Biden ... nominated former Food and Drug Administration commissioner Robert M. Califf to return as the agency’s head, ending a difficult, months-long search to find a leader for the sprawling bureaucracy on the pandemic’sfront lines.
Organic Advocates Ask CA Judge to Remand the NBFDS
On November 23, organic food industry groups and advocates filed a Motion for Summary Judgment asking a California federal judge to declare the USDA’s National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard (NBFDS) invalid, and vacate and remand the rule, as well as to sever constitutionally infirm provisions of the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Act and declare them invalid.
The Subway Tuna Lawsuit is Back, Alleging that Samples Contain Chicken, Pork and Cattle DNA
The on-again, off-again Subway tuna lawsuit is on again, and this time the plaintiffs are revealing their test results. They claim that 19 of 20 tuna samples from Subway locations throughout Southern California had no detectable tuna DNA, and all of the samples contained at least one other animal protein, whether chicken, pork or cattle.
Plant-based food sales, including plant-based meat and dairy alternatives, continue to grow rapidly. With all that growth, there is some concern, particularly in the traditional meat and dairy industry, that consumers will be confused by these products being labeled as familiar products. As a result, there has been a wave of proposed and enacted litigation on the state and federal level to control what plant-based foods can be called.
Sustainable Food Profiling Models to Inform the Development of Food Labels that Account for Nutrition and the Environment
Sustainable food profiling models (SFPMs) are the scientific basis for the labelling of food products according to their environmental and nutritional impact, allowing consumers to make informed choices... This systematic review highlights the need to use consistent components and to develop national and international reference values for the classification of sustainable food to enable standardised food labelling.
Meat and Fish Made from Fungi? Chicago Companies Pursue Next Frontier of Alternative Proteins
Chicago-based food tech company Nature’s Fynd plans to open a facility in the Back of the Yards that will help it scale up production as it launches its meatless breakfast patties and dairy-free cream cheese in stores, including Chicago-area Mariano’s.
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