The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops. The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with smartphones. The U.S. Agriculture… Read more »
Formulated from citrus extracts, FOODGARD provides a powerful ‘Clean Label’ alternative to traditional preservatives.
The Canadian government has proposed new nutrition labels and tools to promote healthier food choices in the country.
Ingredient transparency has long been a priority for Ben & Jerry’s, which supported I-522, a measure on Washington state ballots last November to require labeling for food and beverage products with bioengineered ingredients. The company also is transitioning to fair trade certified ingredients, specifically vanilla, sugar and cocoa, to support farmers in developing countries.
It would also require greater disclosure of caffeine and sugar content, and define how “natural” and “healthy” claims may be made.
Any food sold in Washington state and made with genetically engineered crops would have to be labeled under a ballot initiative submitted Thursday.
The legislation, endorsed by a variety of California agriculture and consumer groups, would protect the growing organic farming industry and its expanding consumer base by granting the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) the legislative authority it needs to more effectively protect the integrity of certified organic products.
A new US gluten-free certification aims to meet consumer demand for genuine products that carry the claim, say the groups behind the programme.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that consumers in Italy are being misled by local legislation that allows confectioners to use the phrase “pure chocolate” on labels to describe chocolate made with 100% cocoa butter.
A new range of cold swelling starches are designed to deliver texture and stability to baked goods without the need to declare them on an ingredient label.