November 2022

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Welcome to November's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, USDA rescinds dual labeling requirements for some products, biomarkers could put science behind food labels, an Arkansas court finds a food label censorship law unconstitutional, and more ...

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

Rescission of Dual Labeling Requirements for Certain Packages of Meat and Poultry Products

FSIS has eliminated dual labeling requirements for certain packages of meat and poultry products. Specifically, FSIS has removed the provisions that require packages of meat or poultry products that contain at least one pound or one pint, but less than four pounds or one gallon, to express the net weight or net contents in two different units of measurement on the product label.

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Can Biomarker Breakthrough 'Put the Science Behind Food Labels'?

Nutritional labelling and government-backed dietary guidelines are designed to deliver the greatest good, to the greatest number of people. But this nutritional advice and information is often based on flawed or incomplete data. Scientists at Aberystwyth University in Wales have developed a new biomarker test that they hope will help ‘put science behind food labels’.

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Arkansas Court Blocks Unconstitutional Meat Label Censorship Law

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The Good Food Institute, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and The American Civil Liberties Union have secured a court order that finds an Arkansas food label censorship law unconstitutional and permanently blocks enforcement of the law against Tofurky for its use of terms like “sausage” and “burger” when accompanied by terms like “vegan” or “plant-based.”

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Food Labeling Mandates Floated From FDA Draw Industry Ire

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The food industry is sounding the alarm on a yet-to-be-announced plan that could change package labeling, with companies warning they would oppose new mandates.

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Outlook 2023: Flavor Trends

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Food Technology editors recently asked a broad range of food industry experts—including flavorists, chefs, trendspotters, futurists, entrepreneurs, and more—what flavor trends they foresee for 2023 and beyond. Here’s what they had to say.

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Coming Soon to a Food Label Near You: ‘Bee-Friendly’ Certifications

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The Bee Better seal is showing up on products sold by certified farms as well as on those from companies sourcing ingredients from those farms.

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