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FDA supports industry on food product date labels

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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 »

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On the hunt for label-friendly shortening ingredients

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Once a shortening is fulfilling its functional roles in a formulation, bakers may look to improve the Nutrition Facts Label and take first aim at the fat. “One thing we’re clearly seeing now is a drive toward healthier options,” said John Satumba, Ph.D., North America R.&D. director, global edible oil solutions, Cargill. “For some this means reducing overall saturated fat… Read more »

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Consumer Information on Packaging to Fight Obesity

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Water Ice – Flashbacks to Childhood Dietitians, nutrition institutes and scientists do their best – but words alone don’t seem to make an impact on those extra pounds. New legislative proposals are now designed to make consumers rethink their choices in a different way: higher taxes, less advertising and stop signs on packaging. Chile as a Pioneer Chile is considered… Read more »

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FDA: to Redefine «Healthy» Claim for Food Labelling

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has started a public process to redefine the «healthy» nutrient content claim for food labelling. Redefining «healthy» is part of an overall plan to provide consumers with information and tools to enable them to easily and quickly make food choices consistent with public health recommendations and to encourage the development of healthier foods by the indu

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GMO: will consumers use QR codes?

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Four in 10 Americans say that it is either somewhat or very likely that they would use their mobile phones or in-store scanners to learn whether a product contained GM ingredients, according to a new Annenberg Science Knowledge (ASK) survey.

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Food colour update

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Natural colour solutions can provide food and beverage manufacturers with a major edge over their competitors. By removing artificial and additive colours, manufacturers can meet the demands of 54% of consumers worldwide who want their food and drinks to be made with natural colour ingredients only. Alongside this, communicating their use clearly on the label is important as 67% of… Read more »

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US Agriculture Committee Urges Congress to Pass GMO Labeling Standard

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This week, the US Senate Agriculture Committee hearing on agricultural biotechnology highlighted the overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the safety of foods developed from genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and the tremendous urgency for Congress to pass a national, uniform labeling standard this year. “The Senate Agriculture hearing reaffirmed the broad consensus among scientists and regulators that GMOs are safe and highlighted… Read more »

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Australia announces country of origin labeling for food products

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The Australian government will enforce new country of origin food labeling system from 2016 to inform consumers where products are made, grown or packaged. Under the new national standard, locally processed foods will carry a new label featuring green and gold kangaroo and triangle icon, with a bar chart that displays the amount of locally sourced ingredients used in the… Read more »

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