The Real Cost of Food Fraud

A few years back, journalist and New York Times columnist Deborah Blum wrote "The Poison Squad," a book detailing the birth of modern-day food safety. The book, which PBS recently repurposed as a documentary, tells the story of Dr. Harvey...

The Future of Supplier Data Management

Who could have guessed – even just a decade ago – that 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. 

A New Day Dawns on Food Labels

The clock is ticking on the food and supplement labels we’ve known for decades. After countless delays and rule changes, the deadline for new and improved food labels is finally set.

Most manufacturers now have less than a year to adopt the U.S....

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.