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Consumers Want Clean, Simple and Natural Foods

The idea of a “clean label" continues to grow as an appealing aspect of food and beverage products. This is a consumer-driven movement as consumers increasingly insist upon “real foods" that are natural, include nothing artificial, and have a short list of recognizable ingredients, that are easy to understand and pronounce.

FDA: No Plans to Reopen Nutrition Facts Label Rule

In May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition labeling and serving size regulations.

Snacks with added fiber a part of Nutrition Facts delay

NEW YORK (AP) — A new labeling rule could change how much fiber is listed for some snack bars and cereals.

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Food labelling: A natural opportunity to reducing sugar intake

In the age of information, details matter. In almost no industry is that more obvious than in food manufacturing. Consumers aren’t satisfied with a mystery cocktail of processed substances and, if given the choice, will always opt for the clear list of specific ingredients in a product.

Avocados have labels and use-by dates lasered onto their skin in new scheme to save energy by doing away with traditional food stickers

Food labels are to be tattooed on to the skin of avocados with lasers in a move that will save 10 tonnes of paper and five tonnes of glue every year.

FMCG Giants To Promote Healthier Diets With 'Evolved Nutrition Labelling Scheme'

The Coca-Cola Company, Mars, Mondeléz International, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever have joined together to promote healthier diets and balanced lifestyles in the EU by focusing on nutritional labelling on products.

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Sodium in Packaged Foods Drops Over 15-Year Period in US Households

The amount of salt in packaged foods and drinks purchased in the United States has been steadily decreasing, according to a study that tracked household sodium over a 15-year period.

 

Giving vegetables ‘cool’ names may increase consumption

Giving vegetables labels that are flavourful, exciting and attractive, could increase their consumption, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Research Indicates Consumers Want Transparency in Food Labeling

American consumers want more transparency in the food they buy. That trend is confirmed by the Food Marketing Institute’s 2017 Grocery Shopper Trends research which reveals shoppers want more than just information. 

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Consumers Want Clean, Simple and Natural Foods

The idea of a “clean label" continues to grow as an appealing aspect of food and beverage products. This is a consumer-driven movement as consumers increasingly insist upon “real foods" that are natural, include nothing artificial, and have a short list of recognizable ingredients, that are easy to understand and pronounce.

Friendly labels, transparency become bigger factors in ingredient selection

KANSAS CITY — Ingredient trends might bring to mind a cartoon about a ghost. Surveys show many consumers seek transparency in the sourcing of ingredients and in the marketing of products, and they also seek “friendly” ingredient lists.

Food labeling in India set for overhaul

Labels on packaged food in India will soon inform you of the product's exact dietary component. Currently, they might mention vaguely (though not necessarily) details about calories, fat, sugar, carbohydrates and some other nutrients.

New York will enforce menu labeling effective immediately even as FDA delays national requirement

With many of the nutrition policies drafted under the Obama Administrative now in limbo, New York City's Departments of Health and Consumer Affairs are taking action into their own hands and as of May 22 began enforcing controversial menu labeling at chain restaurants and food retailers. 

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.

FDA: No Plans to Reopen Nutrition Facts Label Rule

In May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition labeling and serving size regulations.

Canadian grocers use app to promote surplus food about to expire

Two Ontario grocers, Longo’s and Farm Boy, are using the Flashfood app to notify customers when food nearing its “best before” date goes on sale, according to Progressive Grocer. Users can pay for the food through the app, then pick it up that same day in-store.

 

FDA considering nutrition facts panel delay

The Food and Drug Administration is considering a delaying implementation of a revamped nutrition facts panel on retail goods.

Delaying added-sugar labeling could hurt manufacturers in the long run, experts warn

Industry efforts to delay added-sugar labeling and the new Nutrition Facts panel could damage manufacturers' long-term sales by eroding consumer trust in them, and pushing shoppers to more transparent options, industry experts suggested at the Building a Healthier America Summit in Washington, DC, earlier this month. 

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. 

Snacks with added fiber a part of Nutrition Facts delay

NEW YORK (AP) — A new labeling rule could change how much fiber is listed for some snack bars and cereals.

FDA urged to keep nutrition facts label on schedule

May began with the Trump administration’s decision to relax national school lunch rules on sodium, whole grains, and milk.

Michigan grocers add calorie labeling on prepared foods despite FDA rule delay

BYRON TOWNSHIP, MI If you have shopped at a Family Fare store lately, you might have noticed new digital menu boards at the deli detailing know many calories are in the panini you are ordering. 

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. 

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