October 2022

Dear Christina,

Welcome to October's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, highlights from Biden's Conference on Hunger and Nutrition in America, FDA proposes its new definition of 'Healthy,' Biden's administration plans to explore voluntary targets for added sugar and a front-of-pack labeling system, and more ...

This month, we're pleased to offer Label Alert subscribers $100 off when you register for two PLC Fall Seminars!

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

Key Takeaways from Biden's Conference on Hunger and Nutrition in America

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President Biden pushed for Congress to permanently extend the child tax credit, raise the minimum wage and expand nutrition assistance programs to help reduce hunger rates as he opened the second-ever conference on food insecurity and diet-related diseases. But the administration faces a sharp uphill battle.  

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Link to Biden-Harris Administration National Strategy On Hunger, Nutrition, and Health

The FDA Announces a New Definition of What’s 'Healthy'

The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules for nutrition labels that can go on the front of food packages to indicate that they are "healthy."

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Biden Administration to Explore Voluntary Targets for Added Sugar, Develop Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labeling System

The Biden administration is exploring steps the federal government could take to reduce intake of added sugars “such as developing targets for categories of foods, similar to the voluntary targets FDA developed for sodium,” as part of a National Strategy released this morning ahead of tomorrow’s White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health.

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GMO Ingredient Disclosure Online Is Not Enough, Court Rules

QR codes and information by text message alone are not enough to communicate the mandatory disclosure of bioengineered ingredients in food and beverage products, a California federal court ruled. 

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USDA Secretary Says He Is Working on 'Made in the USA' Labeling for Beef; Cattlemen Want Faster Action

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A group of cattle ranchers is pushing hard for reforms on country-of-origin-labeling, known as COOL, and the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture says he is already working on the situation.

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Why 'Best Before' Food Labeling Is Not Best For the Planet or Your Budget

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U.K. supermarkets have removed "best before" dates on thousands of fresh food products in an effort to reduce food waste.

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 Registration for Two Fall Seminars 

October 27 & 28, 2022

This month we are offering $100 off when you register for two PLC Fall Seminars!

Product Naming Strategy

October 27

Product naming is a critical intersection of product marketing and regulatory compliance. Explore USDA and FDA regulations on product naming and standards of identity for food products sold in retail packaging. 

Emerging & Popular Claims

October 27

Ensuring compliance and substantiation of new product claims is challenging. Learn best practices from Prime Label’s visibility into emerging market trends, including ingredient claims, clean labeling, animal production claims, certifications, functional foods, and more.

Ingredient and Nutrition Complexities

October 28

Formula updates and labeling changes are a part of doing business in food. Understanding the potential impacts to nutrition and risks to compliant labeling is critical. This session is designed to help companies navigate compliance while responding to changes in ingredient availability, challenges in the supply chain and new technologies hitting the market.

USDA Generic Approval & Claims Substantiation

October 28

USDA label approval procedures continue to evolve with a new rulemaking for generic label approvals. This seminar will review when you need to go to the USDA for approval and when you can do it yourself.

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