July 2022

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Welcome to July's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, USDA Secretary Vilsack announces a plan to overhaul the food system, a "healthy" definition for plant-based milk is coming soon, Canada is set to introduce front-of-pack nutrition labeling, and more ...

This month, we're pleased to offer Label Alert subscribers $100 off the Nutrition Labeling Webinar session bundle in addition to $100 off each Essential Guide to FDA/USDA Nutrition Labeling Manual purchase.

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

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack Announces Plan to Transform the Food System

At an event at Georgetown University ... U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack detailed the USDA’s new framework to make the food industry supply chain more resilient, level the playing field for smaller producers, make nutritious food affordable and boost underserved communities.  

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Publication of ‘Healthy’ Definition and Draft Guidance on Plant-based Milk Imminent

Two closely watched food labeling documents from the FDA – a proposed rule defining ‘healthy’ nutrient content claims, and draft guidance on the labeling of plant-based milks - are both being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and are likely to be published this summer, FoodNavigator-USA understands.

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Health Canada Introduces Front-of-Package Nutrition Labeling

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Health Canada is introducing new nutrition labelling regulations for packaged foods requiring a symbol on the front of packages indicating that a food is high in saturated fat, sugars and/or sodium. The regulations will come into effect on July 20, 2022.

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Food & Beverage Litigation Update - June 2022

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Updates on lawsuits involving heavy metals in baby food, a complaint against Kellogg's fudge Pop-Tarts, and protein claims made by Beyond Meat. 

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Gut Microbiome May Hold Key to Shaping Future Nutritional Guidelines, Study Finds

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The gut microbiome is being pegged as the “black box” of nutrition research as diet-microbiome interactions are anticipated to contribute to the foundation of dietary physiological effects.

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California Court Says Some Bees Are Fish

A California appeals court has ruled that four species of bees are now legally considered fish. The issue was whether the bumble bee, a terrestrial invertebrate, falls within the definition of fish – a division in the list of endangered species and threatened species in the California Endangered Species Act.

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$100 Off

Nutrition Labeling Webinar Session Bundle

July 21 & 28 and August 4 & 11, 2022

This month we are offering $100 off PLC's upcoming Nutrition Labeling Webinars when you register for all four sessions!

In addition, you'll get $100 off each Essential Guide to FDA/USDA Nutrition Labeling Manual purchase.

From regulators to marketing departments, nutrition is subject to a lot of interest. Navigating the regulations and many references to execute compliant labeling can be overwhelming. Learn about the technical fundamentals for creating Nutrition Facts Panels for retail food and beverage products under federal regulation - the result: nutrition labeling that meets regulatory requirements, helps consumers, and maximizes product positioning. 

Webinar Sessions:

JULY 21st

Nutrient Data and Graphics

JULY 28th

Added Sugars and Dietary Fiber


Serving Size and Multi-column Labeling


Nutrient Content Claims

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