January 2023

Dear Christina,

Happy New Year and welcome to January's Label Alert! In this month's headlines, a look at the FTC's new Health Products Compliance Guidance, FDA reminds manufacturers about the January 1 effective date for sesame as a major food allergen, a year-end food and beverage litigation update, and more....

This month, we're celebrating the new year by offering Label Alert subscribers an Early Bird discount of $100 off the main conference (June 5-6) at PLC's 35th Food Label Conference! Join us June 4-7, 2023, in Washington D.C. for this annual food industry event.

Now, get back in the work groove with some industry news from Label Alert!

What’s New – And What Isn’t – In the FTC’s Just-Published Health Products Compliance Guidance

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Looking for advice on substantiating your company’s advertising claims? FTC staff just issued a new Health Products Compliance Guidance publication that merits your careful attention.

Read on....

FDA Reminds Manufacturers of Effective Date for Sesame as a Major Food Allergen

The FDA is reminding manufacturers that effective January 1, 2023, foods containing sesame will be subject to specific food allergen regulatory requirements, including labeling and manufacturing requirements.

Read on ...

Food & Beverage Litigation Update - December 2022 #2

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This update includes stories on the FDA Human Foods Program's culture of turmoil, the FTC seeking input on environmental marketing claims guidelines, a U.S. company accused of advertising to minors, a Consumer Reports article reveals cadmium and lead in dark chocolate.

Read on...

Consumer Groups Obtain TTB Commitment to Issue Rulemakings on Mandatory Alcohol Labeling

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A coalition of consumer groups today announced an important victory for the American public: the Treasury Department’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has agreed to issue proposed rules requiring standardized alcohol content, calorie, and allergen labeling on all beer, wine and distilled spirits products.

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Doctors Group Warns FDA That Labeling Saturated-Fat-Laden Meat, Dairy as “Healthy” Poses Significant Health Risks

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A physicians group is warning the Food and Drug Administration that its proposed rule to allow meat and dairy products high in saturated fat to be labeled as “healthy,” a highly-coveted food industry marketing term, puts Americans at risk for heart disease, cancer, and other significant health risks.

Read on...

FDA Sends Warnings to Food Firms Selling CBD

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A food firm in Nevada is on notice from the FDA for concern that some of the firm’s CBD products are in forms that are appealing to children. The FDA’s review brought concern that, with these products, there is a risk of unintended consumption of the CBD ingredient by consumers.

Read on....

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With over 35 government and industry experts speaking on over 30 different labeling topics, you can't afford to miss this annual industry event, in-person in Washington D.C. June 4-7! 

This year's conference will focus on topics such as the "Healthy" proposed rule and other USDA & FDA labeling policy updates, emerging technologies and novel foods, e-commerce and online labeling, supply chain challenges, and sesame / allergen labeling.

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