April 2022

Dear Christina,

Welcome to April's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, the U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear a California case on the humane treatment of pigs, the FDA issues a notice on the "healthy" symbol, a new study shows consumers have trouble understanding "healthy" food labels, and more ...

This month, we're pleased to offer Label Alert subscribers $100 off any one training at PLC's 50th Anniversary Food Label Conference! Join us April 24-27 in Washington D.C. for this very special event.

Now, get caught up on the latest industry news from Label Alert!

Supreme Court to Weigh California Law on Humane Treatment of Pigs

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Trade groups challenged the law, which requires adequate space for breeding pigs to turn around, saying it unfairly burdens out-of-state farmers. The Supreme Court agreed ... to hear a challenge to a California law that seeks to address cruelty to animals by requiring that pork sold in the state come from breeding pigs housed in spaces that allow them to move around freely. 

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FDA Issues Additional Procedural Notice on Consumer Research on “Healthy” Symbol


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing a 30-day procedural notice on the preliminary quantitative consumer research it plans to conduct on voluntary symbols that could be used in the future to convey the nutrient content claim “healthy.

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Few Consumers Understand Healthy Food Labels, Study Finds

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Pricing and labeling are top of mind for shoppers when it comes to health-boosting food and beverage products, according to a new survey from Attest. The consumer research platform surveyed 2,000 US consumers and found 60% actively are seeking food and beverage products to support their overall health... The survey found widespread confusion when it comes to determining what is and isn’t healthy. 

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Federal Judge Blocks Louisiana Law Regulating Meat Substitute Labels

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Thanks to a new ruling, the makers of tofurkey and other plant-based foods don’t need to comply with a state law that imposes fines up to $500 a day for using words like “burger” on their food labels. 

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FDA Puts Yogurt Standard Ruling on Hold

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a notice ... to clarify that the effectiveness of certain provisions of the yogurt standard of identity final rule have been stayed. The final rule, published on June 11, 2021, amended the standard of identity for yogurt and revoked the definitions and standards of identity for low fat yogurt and nonfat yogurt.

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Blue Diamond Class Action Alleges Almonds Not Made in Smokehouse

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A Chicago resident filed a class action lawsuit against almond company Blue Diamond Growers over the labeling of its Smokehouse almonds, a representation that the plaintiff says is deceiving because the almonds do not actually get their flavor from a smokehouse.

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