With just over four months to go until the main elements of the Food Information to Consumers EU 1169/2011 Regulation (FIC) are due to come into effect in the UK, analysis of the industry’s journey toward compliance has revealed that larger brands are showing more visible progress than smaller brands. In the second in a series of quarterly reports, GS1 UK commissioned a snapshot of progress by analysing a basket of 20 products including confectionery and flour based products. It was also apparent that confusion remains over what is required by some parts of the regulation.
While activist groups have incited fear over genetically modified food and feed ingredients, and pressed for government mandates for labeling such products, most consumers continue to support current FDA labeling policy, according to a new report from the International Food Information Council (IFIC).
Mexico’s new food labeling rules were supposed to help fight an obesity epidemic, but activists and experts said Monday they may actually encourage the public to consume high levels of sugar.
Vermont on April 25 appeared ready to put a labeling bill on food produced with bioengineered ingredients into law. After the state’s Senate passed HB bill 112 by a vote of 28-2 on April 16, the state’s House of Representatives on April 23 passed it by a vote of 114-30. Governor Peter Shumlin indicated he would sign the bill, according… Read more »
The American Bakers Association on April 10 commended the members of the House of Representatives responsible for introducing the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which seeks to establish a federal labeling standard for food and beverage products made with bioengineered ingredients, or genetically modified ingredients (G.M.O.s).
Food and beverage manufacturers are making it easier than ever for people to quickly access key nutrition information as they scan store shelves.
General Mills and more than 50 manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have voluntarily implemented Facts Up Front (FUF), a labeling system that brings important nutrition information from the Nutrition Facts Panel to the front of food and beverage packages.
A ballot measure in next week’s election will give voters here the chance to make Washington the first state to require the labeling of genetically engineered foods. But the question of whether to put a few words on a package has touched off a surprisingly high-stakes, big-dollar fight with potential implications for other states.
The European Parliament’s Environment committee is pushing for a warning label on products containing aspartame stating that they may not be suitable for pregnant women – despite opinions from EFSA and the French food safety ANSES that scientific evidence does not warrant a reconsideration of the sweetener’s safety.
The European Union has started the long process of introducing tighter food packaging regulations. Chris Lo examines how the new requirements could affect industry, and when they could come into force.