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Strong school nutrition standards, updated Nutrition Facts panel necessary to fight obesity

Long-term efforts and policy changes to promote better nutrition and increase physical activity over the past 15 years have helped stablize and in some cases reduce obesity rates, but proposals to cut funding for obesity prevention programs, weaken school nutrition regulations and delay the updated Nutrition Facts panel could erode this process, according to a new report.

Draft packaging, labelling and claims standards due by end of the year

India's food regulator will release draft regulations governing packaging, labelling, and advertising and claims in the "next couple of months."

FDA Approves New Labels for Peanut-Containing Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced new labels for peanut-containing foods suitable for infants, noting that they may reduce the risk of developing an allergy.

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FDA too busy with 'competing priorities' to weigh into plant milk debate

The FDA has finally weighed into the debate over labeling conventions in plant-based foods and beverages, but only in the form of a letter to the Good Food Institute (GFI) explaining that it hasn't had time to address its petition on this topic owing to 'competing priorities.'

Can A Clean Label Help You Achieve Brand Love?

We are in the midst of a food renaissance. Food is no longer just an aspect of our individual lives; it's increasingly a central part of our culture.

Italy to extend country of origin labelling to tomato products

The Italian ministry of agriculture declared its intention on Monday (4 September) to include the origin of primary ingredients on the labels of tomato-based products, drawing criticism from the European food and drink industry for “undermining the EU single market for food.”

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Stealth reformulation of private label food can cut calories, study finds

'Silent' product reformulation, where own-brand food products are modified without explicitly making the consumer aware, may be effective in reducing calorie consumption, say Danish researchers.

Demand for clean labels varies by generation, Nielsen study finds

Sales of conventional products are declining, while those advertising themselves as being simple, clean, sustainable and free of artificial ingredients are on the rise, according to recent Nielsen analysis.

Can We Bring Meaning Back to the Term ‘Natural Foods’?

Over the past several years, the term “natural” has appeared on everything from cereal bars containing as much sugar as candy to oats boasting the “all-natural” unlisted ingredient of glyphosate herbicide. These “natural foods” are anything but, but this begs the question: what does “natural” really mean when it comes to food?

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Stealth reformulation of private label food can cut calories, study finds

'Silent' product reformulation, where own-brand food products are modified without explicitly making the consumer aware, may be effective in reducing calorie consumption, say Danish researchers.

Digital GMO disclosure faces significant but manageable challenges, USDA study

Food and beverage manufacturers must work with the government and other stakeholders to overcome significant, but not insurmountable, challenges if they want to use QR codes or other digital technology to convey when products include genetically modified ingredients, according to research released earlier this month by the US Deparment of Ariculture.

Where are we on Defining ‘Natural’?

Like mosquitoes on a summer evening, lawsuits on the use of the term “natural” are stinging food companies. While it’s been suggested that an excess of regulations is suppressing industry growth, this is one instance where a regulatory definition might help.

Study: Most Americans eat enough salt daily to damage their heart

A new study from the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia found the average American eats enough salt each day to damage the heart muscle and make it harder to pump blood, according to Reuters. The typical intake is roughly two teaspoons of salt a day.

Botanicals breakthrough: Spicing up natural ingredients for clean label claims

01 Aug 2017 One food trend that is undeniably shaping 2017 is botanicals – how substances obtained from plants are giving a major boost to new products across multiple platforms.

Demand for clean labels varies by generation, Nielsen study finds

Sales of conventional products are declining, while those advertising themselves as being simple, clean, sustainable and free of artificial ingredients are on the rise, according to recent Nielsen analysis.

Nutrition density on food labes could boost healthy choices — research

Researchers have suggested that the addition of Nutrient Rich Food Indices to food labels could help consumers make healthier purchasing decisions.

Nielsen Confirms 'Clean' Labels Boosting CPG Sales

Featuring “clean” product attributes on labels is paying off handsomely across a wide array of food, beverage and other CPG/FMCG categories, Nielsen data confirm.

Solving food date label confusion is a tricky situation

About 60% of Americans have discussed the meanings of date labels on foods in their household, according to a poll conducted by the Grocery Manufacturers Association

Clean labeling: What food manufacturers need to know

As the industry transitions to a time when information is paramount and consumers scrutinize the labels on their food, it only makes sense that clean label trends are taking hold.

Can We Bring Meaning Back to the Term ‘Natural Foods’?

Over the past several years, the term “natural” has appeared on everything from cereal bars containing as much sugar as candy to oats boasting the “all-natural” unlisted ingredient of glyphosate herbicide. These “natural foods” are anything but, but this begs the question: what does “natural” really mean when it comes to food?

'Smart label' could tackle fraud, bolster food safety

Scientists have developed what they describe as a "low-cost, portable, paper-based sensor" that can be used to produce "smart labels" that detect food spoilage and contamination.

Food makers expected to deliver on health but trush lacking, survey finds

Nine-in-ten consumers believe the food industry has a responsibility to provide them with a healthy diet but consumers are also mistrustful of the sector as a source of nutritional information, a new study reveals.

NAMA Joints Fight to Delay Front-of-Pack Labeling Compliance

Continuing NAMA's positive work on Calorie Disclosure, the association co-led a recent effort with Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA);  SNAC International; National Association of Confectioners (NCA) and American Beverage Association (ABA) on a joint letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting a limited extension on compliance.

Consumers have trouble reading food labels

A new poll finds that many American consumers are having issues with date labels on their food products.

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