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Some food chains to post calories this week despite labeling rule delay

Want to know how many calories are in that one — or five — Krispy Kreme doughnuts you enjoyed this weekend? You'll soon find out.

ACCC to crack down on product labelling

Businesses are being urged to carefully review their country of origin labelling as the ACCC prepares to crack down on false or misleading statements.

New Deadline Announced for FDA Food Labeling Requirement: You’ve Got Time, Make It Count

The food and restaurant industry received some unexpected news this week. The FDA Food Labeling Requirement deadline has shifted. 

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FDA Examines Divergent Views on Definition of ‘Healthy’ Foods

As FDA examines how to redefine what qualifies as “healthy" on food packages, government officials have plenty to chew on. Comments from the food industry and other stakeholders poured in to FDA this week, recommending changes to the definition of healthy.

FDA gets $3M to educate consumers on GMOs

The spending bill passed last week to keep the federal government running allocated $3 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new campaign that will better educate consumers about foods produced with genetically modified organisms, according to Food Safety Magazine.

Reformulating for cleaner labels starts with an oil change

As food manufacturers recognize the growing consumer demand for cleaner labels, a recent report1 indicates that they are reformulating products like never before.

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Study: Shoppers go to the deli section for fresh heat-and-eat products

FMI/Nielsen's "Power of Fresh Prepared/Deli 2017" report found in order to lure shoppers to the deli department, grocers need to position the segment like a restaurant, according to The Shelby Report. 

Study finds water bottle labels are awash in confusion

A new study from market research provider ZappiStore showed an array of on-pack claims made by bottled water brands is confusing for consumers, according to FoodBev Media.

Nutrition label readers favor food quality over quantity

People who closely eyeball nutrition labels tend to eat differently from less-discerning diners in one key regard, according to research from a University of Illinois expert in food and nutrition policy and consumer food preferences and behaviors.

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Some food chains to post calories this week despite labeling rule delay

Want to know how many calories are in that one — or five — Krispy Kreme doughnuts you enjoyed this weekend? You'll soon find out.

The potential of a delay to Nutrition Facts label changes should not slow compliance efforts

Assuming FDA does not delay the deadline for the new Nutrition Fact label as requested by industry, then large companies have slightly more than a year left to overcome challenges associated with added sugar, the new definition of dietary fiber, changes to vitamins and minerals daily values and other time consuming tweaks. 

New labels should reduce food waste

Americans toss out $165 billion worth of food each year, often out of safety concerns fuelled by confusion about the meaning of the more than 10 different date labels used on packages.

FDA’s Rainbow Rules: An Overview of Color Regulations

The FDA regulates ingredients used for color more closely than it does ingredients used for taste, nutrition or other non-color purposes.

2017 Food trends: Keep it lean and clean

As with anything in the food industry, it is the consumer who ultimately drives trends that retailers pass back up the chain to processors.

ACCC to crack down on product labelling

Businesses are being urged to carefully review their country of origin labelling as the ACCC prepares to crack down on false or misleading statements.

What exactly does ‘healthy’ mean when it comes to food?

Anyone who's ever walked into a grocery store has seen the various health claims on food items calling certain products "healthy." But what exactly does “healthy” mean — and can you rely on it?

U.K. guidelines seek to reduce sugar 20% by 2020

LONDON — The government’s Public Health England (PHE) on March 30 published “Sugar Reduction: Achieving the 20%,” which sets voluntary technical guidelines to cut sugar in nine major food categories by 5% by August 2017 and by 20% by 2020 in an effort to reduce obesity in children up to 18 years of age.

New FDA nutrition label pleases potato industry

DENVER — Officials of Potatoes USA say new federal Food and Drug Administration guidance adding potassium to nutrition labels should benefit the fresh potato industry.

Multinationals join forces to create nutritional value label

Six major multinationals, including Coca-Cola, Mars and Mondelez, are working on a new label to inform consumers about their products' nutritional value.

New Deadline Announced for FDA Food Labeling Requirement: You’ve Got Time, Make It Count

The food and restaurant industry received some unexpected news this week. The FDA Food Labeling Requirement deadline has shifted. 

Organic 'greenwashing' prompts push for tighter food labelling laws

Australia's certified organic industry is expected to be worth more than $2 billion by next year but it is fighting to ensure fake organic claims do not damage its reputation.

Health Canada proposes ban on partially hydrogenated oils

Health Canada has unveiled proposals to prohibit the use of partially hydrogenerated oils - a key source of harmful trans fats in foods - by summer 2018 (aligning with the US deadline) by adding them to the List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances in Foods.

The Minister of Health believes the new food labeling laws will help Canadians make healthier choices, but do consumers agree?

Consumers rely on labels to help them make wise choices about the foods they purchase. But in Canada, change is in the air.

USDA announces revision of Nutrition Facts label for meat and poultry

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is proposing a change to the nutrition labeling requirements for meat and poultry.

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