January 2022

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Happy New Year and welcome to January's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, the White House targets a 'packing monopoly' in meat, the FDA grants a citizen petition to include gum acacia as part of the FDA definition of a dietary fiber, AMS' Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard goes into effect, and more ...

This month, we're celebrating the New Year by offering Label Alert subscribers an Early Bird discount of  $250 off PLC's 50th Anniversary Food Label Conference! Join us April 24-27 in Washington D.C. for this very special event.

Start the New Year off right with industry news from Label Alert!

White House targets ‘monopoly’ in meat, poultry with $1b to support independent processors


Ahead of a meeting with farmers, ranchers and independent meat and poultry processors today, the Biden administration this morning directed $1bn in American Rescue Plan funds to independent processors as part of a broader effort to break up what it calls a meat and poultry packing monopoly.

Read on...

White House Fact Sheet

FDA Grants Citizen Petition on Acacia (Gum Arabic) as a Dietary Fiber


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it intends to propose that “Acacia (Gum Arabic)” also known as gum acacia, be included as part of the FDA's definition of dietary fiber.

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Are you ready for USDA’s “Bioengineered Food” labeling rule?

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With a mandatory compliance date of January 1, 2022, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) rule, “National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard,” requires “food manufacturers, importers and other entities that label foods for retail sale to disclose information about bioengineered (BE) food and BE food ingredients.

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New Bill Aims to Clarify Confusing Food Date Labels

On December 7, U.S. Representatives Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) and Dan Newhouse (R-Washington), and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut), reintroduced the bipartisan Food Date Labeling Act in both the House and Senate (H.R. 6167; S.3324). The bill is designed to end consumer confusion around food date labeling and increase the consumption and donation of safe, edible food.

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Class Action Filed Against Van’s International Foods for Misleading Labeling of their Protein Waffles

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On Saturday, Molly Brown filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against Van’s International Foods, Inc. for the misleading labels of their Power Grains Protein Original Waffles for allegedly not having a reasonable amount of protein per serving.

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How Will Americans Eat in 2022? The Food Forecasters Speak.

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They see a new interest in mushrooms, a rethinking of chicken and coffee, a resurgence of 1980s cocktails — and, believe it or not, a return to civility.

Read on....

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