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A rare sugar will not count as added sugar, according to F.D.A. draft guidance

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and added sugars declaration on the Nutrition Facts Label when allulose is used as an ingredient, according to draft guidance issued by the F.D.A. on April 17.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 »

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US FDA proposes changes in packaged foods labeling

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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed labeling changes to add the percentage of recommended daily intake of added sugars in packaged foods. In March last year, FDA proposed that food companies include added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label. However, this proposed rule did not include the declaration of the percent daily value for added sugars. The… Read more »

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Five new trends in private-label packaging

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Some surprises mark the packaging designs and strategies of a range of North American retailers.

For the second consecutive year, the editors of Packaging Digest served as judges in the packaging competition for Private Label =>Store Brands magazine.

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Nestlé empowers consumers with new digital labelling scheme

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Consumers in the United Kingdom will be the first to benefit from a new global initiative by Nestlé to give people instant access to information about the nutritional profile and environmental and social impacts of its products.

Anyone who buys a multi-pack of two-finger Kit Kat chocolate bars in the UK and Ireland will be able to find out more about what they are made of, how they fit into a balanced diet and lifestyle, and how they were produced, just by scanning the packaging with a smartphone.

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Organic food labelling deadline approaches

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The deadline for all organic food produced in the UK to carry a legally required EU logo is rapidly approaching, a leading organic body has warned the industry

A new Europe-wide symbol for certified organic produce was introduced in July 2010, though a transitional period has been allowed for it to be included on packaging.

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Expert calls for change in trans fat labelling

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According to a scientific review conducted by Spencer Proctor, along with Canadian and international colleagues, natural trans fats produced by ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle are not detrimental to health. In fact, they show significant positive health effects and some evidence even links these natural trans fats to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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UK pressure group backs proposed EU labelling amendment

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A UK pressure group against the use of processing aids in bread production is backing a proposed amendment to EU regulation that will require foods frozen, and then defrosted before sale, to be labelled ‘defrosted’. The proposed revision to the EU Food Information Regulation (FIR), adopted by the EU Council at its first reading last month, will enable greater transparency… Read more »

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NCA comments on labelling

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The National Confectioners Association (NCA) has commented on Front-of-Pack labelling and Shelf Tag Nutrition Symbols.

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