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U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary
U.S. FDA’s Nutrition Facts Chart Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

This year, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the codification of the final rules that overhauled the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) nutrition labeling requirements for food in the United States. Passage of the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act gave FDA authority to require specific nutritional information be declared on most food sold in the United States.
 

Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging
Global Regulatory Considerations for Green Packaging

Minimizing packaging waste must be done in a way that maintains the safety and hygiene of the food to keep it safe.

Molecular and Supramolecular Design for Active and Edible Packaging Systems
Molecular and Supramolecular  Design for Active and Edible Packaging Systems

Currently, one of the most interesting approaches to improving the performance of active packaging systems is the development of hybrid organic-inorganic materials.

Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings
Allergen Disclaimers Should Be True Warnings

The purpose of allergen disclaimers is for the benefit and protection of consumers, but by using this warning label on a product that does not contain allergens, manufacturers can limit accountability and provide cover for inadequate cleaning and/or poorly followed cross-contamination prevention programs.

The Future of Labeling for Genetically Engineered Foods

California's Proposition 37 is up for vote this November, and stakeholders throughout America are holding their breaths. Proposition 37 requires raw and processed foods sold in California to disclose the presence of genetically engineered ingredients on their labeling-a requirement that the Federal Government does not currently impose.

USDA Proposal to Availability of Labels for Meat and Poultry Products

This article focuses on a proposal by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to generically approved” labels for meat and poultry products that would more closely align USDA oversight of the labeling of meat and poultry products with its current goals, priorities and resources. Read more for what this may mean for meat producers.

Packaging for Enhanced Food Security
Packaging for Enhanced Food Security

Primary packaging, that is, packaging in direct contact with the product, is critical to the success of any food processing effort.

Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements
Rejection of Key Arguments in Support of Delaying Vermont’s GE Labeling Requirements

Does you company have a plan for how to label genetically engineered foods sold in Vermont? See how this ruling will affect how you manage food labeling in the Green Mountain state.

 

Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials
Attaining Clearances for Food-Packaging Materials

To determine whether a food package can be legally marketed around the globe, one must consider many factors related to the packaging of the food item.

Food Packaging: Supplying Safety
Food Packaging: Supplying Safety

Packaging companies are responding to new mandates to prevent contamination or misinformation before the product ever reaches the supply chain.

Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances
Assessing the Safety of Food Contact Substances

To obtain approval for a new food contact substance, a manufacturer is required to submit a food contact notification at least 120 days prior to the marketing of the substance.

Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens
Evaluating Labeling Exemptions for Food Allergens

Challenges of the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act in considering exemption of ingredients from allergen labeling are discussed.

Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention
Light at the End of the Tunnel: UV Intervention

Ultraviolet (UV) light has been known for years as a means of disinfecting various substances, especially water.

The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update
The Challenge of Food Allergens: An Update

The presence of allergens in food is a serious public health safety concern that prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to undertake manufacturing and labeling initiatives.

Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods
Learning from FDA Food Allergen Recalls and Reportable Foods

Allergic consumers rely on food labels to be complete, clear and accurate so that they can avoid exposure to foods or ingredients that can provoke potentially life-threatening reactions.

New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers
New Technologies for Food Traceability: Package and Product Markers

Consumer demand for greater traceability of foods based on safety may eventually be met by industry adoption of greater traceability of foods based on security considerations.

The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling
The Time Has Come for Clear Food Allergen Labeling

There is good reason for the new laws regarding labeling of products containing allergens or made in plants or on lines where allergens are handled.

Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water
Polyethylene Terephthalate: The Safety of Bottled Water

Most people consider bottled water to be a safe and healthy alternative to other packaged beverages.

The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles
The Safety of Beverages in Plastic Bottles

FDA has strict standards of quality and clear standards of identity for bottled water that protect consumers.

New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat
New Labeling Requirements for Food Allergens and Trans Fat

Snack food manufacturers and other food processors that make products containing food allergens or trans fat face new labeling changes.

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