A Tale of Two Labels

    On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) finalized a rule to modernize the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods. The FDA set compliance dates of July 26, 2017 for large companies to meet the new requirements, and an extra...

    GMO Labeling May be Dead on Arrival Due to Trump Requirement

    While President Obama signed into law a labeling provision disclosure for bioengineered foods, amending the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621 et seq.), that is all up for grabs with the new administration. The Trump...

    Friday Food News: Dow and DuPont Merger, Chipotle…Again, and Some COOL Retaliation

    From the announcement of the merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont to ongoing food safety issues within Chipotle, below are some interesting reads from this week:

    Friday Food News: WHO’s Foodborne Estimates, Non-GMO Supply Chains, and COOL Labeling

    From the release of WHO’s global estimates of foodborne disease to Ben & Jerry's committing to building a non-GMO supply chain from scratch, below are some interesting reads from this week:

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

    Packaging materials are part of the food processors’ ingredient list, so it only makes sense that they should be treated the same as any substance when it comes to food safety. Whether you sell equipment, raw materials, converted packaging,...

    Natural Claims Might Be Getting a Makeover

    Earlier this month, the FDA announced that it is now opening the topic of natural labeling for public comments. This comes on the heels of three Citizen Petitions requesting the FDA define the term “natural” for use in food labeling, and one...

    Vermont, Chipotle, and the War on GMOs

    Vermont has paved the way for other states in the country when it comes to GMO labeling, becoming the first state to make such labeling mandatory (for now) without any "trigger clauses" or requirements that surrounding states pass similar laws.

    FDA's Menu Labeling Regulation: Are You Prepared?

    In November 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published its final regulations to implement the menu labeling provisions of the Affordable Care Act. What does this mean? By December 1, 2015, chain restaurants, supermarkets and...

    Mandatory GMO Labeling: Pros and Cons

    One topic that just can’t seem to stay out of the news lately is the debate over mandatory GMO labeling. Is it a good thing for consumers? Is it a bad idea for manufacturers that use GMOs in their products? It’s tough to lean towards one side or...

    All About Food Policy: Coffee Talk with Baylen Linnekin

    GMOs, FSMA and menu labeling are all hot topics right now in the world of food policy and regulation. To further discuss the latest updates, we sat down with Baylen Linnekin, Executive Director for Keep Food Legal, Adjunct Professor at George...

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