The Food Marketing Institute has received a letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that supports the food industry’s efforts, in concert with the food manufacturing community, to reduce consumer confusion regarding food product date labels. “On behalf of FMI’s retail, wholesale and manufacturer members, we sincerely appreciate FDA’s recognition of the industry’s dedication to seeking solutions and mitigating consumer confusion in the… Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration said it will use enforcement discretion to allow allulose, a rare sugar, to be excluded from the total sugars declaration and added sugars declaration on the Nutrition Facts Label when allulose is used as an ingredient, according to draft guidance issued by the F.D.A. on April 17. The F.D.A. previously had said allulose counted in… Read more »
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s September 26th announcement that it plans to name retailers selling food that is being recalled instead of focusing just on food manufacturers looks like a big win for food-tracking blockchain. The latter is the same technology that underpins bitcoin digital currency. The FDA’s draft rules are primarily intended to apply to ‘serious recalls’… Read more »
Impossible Foods has received a no-questions letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), validating the unanimous conclusion of food-safety experts that its key ingredient – “heme” – is safe to eat. Impossible Foods makes meat directly from plants and the company uses science and technology to create wholesome, nutritious food, restore natural ecosystems and feed a growing population sustainably,… Read more »
The FDA is issuing new guidance that is permitting manufacturers to count eight additional fibers in the dietary fiber declaration on the Nutrition Facts label when the regulation enters into force. The goal is to make sure that consumers can trust that the latest fiber-rich snack food or cereal that comes on the market can offer them some real health… Read more »
Food manufacturers will have more reason to reduce added sugars in their products once the new Nutrition Facts Label becomes mandatory, and that’s especially true for makers of sweet baked foods. The Food and Drug Administration has mandated that a new Nutrition Facts Label include a line for added sugars, which is not on the current panel. Stevia and other… Read more »
Bakers and their ingredient suppliers, eager to put adjustment plans in place, are waiting on new Food and Drug Administration rulings. The F.D.A. has yet to finalize a compliance date for its new Nutrition Facts Panel, and it has yet to rule on whether certain ingredients, including inulin, meet the agency’s definition of dietary fiber. “The biggest challenge I think… Read more »
Armed with clipboards, swabs and a keen eye, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has slowly begun assessing bakery operations across the country. Under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), baking facilities will undergo inspections verifying that preventive controls are in place. And while being prepared for an unannounced inspection is at the top of many companies’ agendas, what should they expect when the investigators walk through the door?
Each side has just the congressional recess left to practice its hyperbole for the coming Senate fight over how regulations will be used across government. It’s going to get nasty. And confusing. The practice of giving the other side’s bill a dirty name is now a common tactic.
The American Bakers Association (ABA) says that the current definition of dietary fiber is not practical or workable and requests that FDA reconsider its definition.