Claims Substantiation for Risk-Free Innovation

Dietary supplements and natural food manufacturers remain acutely aware of how much work goes into product label claims – and how much trouble awaits them if they get it wrong. But what many companies don’t fully understand is how regulators...

Mandatory GMO Labeling: Pros and Cons

Genetically modified (GMO) – or bioengineered (BE) – food labeling remains a hotly debated topic. Admittedly, the facts can be confusing.

The Future of Supplier Data Management

Who could have guessed that 10 years ago, something as mundane as a food label would be the focus of so much attention? Certainly, no one could have predicted it would take center stage in a Super Bowl ad.

Food Safety and Packaging: What Do CPGs Expect of Suppliers?

Food packaging serves many significant roles supporting the safety and quality of the foods we eat. It protects food from harm, provides valuable ingredient information, catches the customer's eye, warns of potential dangers (including common...

Label Claim Basics

Walk up and down the aisles of any grocery store in the world, and you’ll see dozens of label claims. With different customer preferences, label claims can give companies a competitive edge. Whether “natural,” “non-GMO,” “dairy-free,” low fat,” or...

Food Policy: A Conversation with Baylen Linnekin

GMOs, FSMA, and menu labeling are all hot topics in food policy and regulation. To further discuss the latest updates, we sat down with Baylen Linnekin, leading food policy author and attorney.

Undeclared Allergens: Potential Failure Point 3: Packing

During the packaging stage of the food production cycle, there are several factors that, if not handled appropriately, could lead to undeclared allergens in the marketplace.

Undeclared Allergens - Potential Failure Point 1: Purchasing

Undeclared allergens can wreak havoc on a food manufacturer’s reputation. Not only can these undeclared allergens pose a life-threatening risk to the public, but the resulting Class I recall can tarnish the food manufacturer’s reputation –...

3 Potential Failure Points That Could Lead to Undeclared Allergens

Undeclared allergens were the second-leading cause of recalls in the United States in 2019, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which can lead to significant consumer health issues, scrap costs, and sourcing problems. Extraneous...

The Real Cost of Food Fraud

Food fraud has a long history in the United States. It began in 1883 at Purdue University. Dr. Harvey Washington Jr., a chemistry professor and lead chemist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sought to crack down on food and beverage fraud.