Get Educated

From news on FDA regulations and compliance, to insights from our thought leaders — like tips for executing the changes on your brand’s packaging — you’ll find it all here.

Talk to an Expert
FDA Regulations & Compliance -

Nutrition Facts: Health Groups Call For FDA to Keep July 2018 Compliance Date

As our readership is well aware, in May 2016, FDA issued final rules to implement changes to the nutrition and dietary supplement labeling and serving size regulations.

Grocery Industry Clarifies Date Labels to Cut Food Waste

WASHINGTON, DC, February 25, 2017 (ENS) – When shoppers look at their food purchases today they could see any of these warning phrases alerting them when a food is no longer safe to eat: Sell By, Use By, Expires On, Best Before, Better if Used By or Best By … confused yet?

FDA Schedules Public Meeting to Discuss “Healthy” Food Labeling Claims

The Food and Drug Administration has just announced that it will hold a Public Meeting on March 9, 2017 to discuss use of the term “healthy” in the labeling of human food products. The purpose of the meeting is to give interested persons an opportunity to provide input on use of the term “healthy” in food labeling and to provide recommendations to the Agency on whether any regulatory action is required to address this food labeling issue.

Viewing 4 to 6 of 166
Preparedness +

How grocers should approach the new Nutrition Facts label

The FDA's Nutrition Facts Label regulations, first published last May, affect all packaged food products and require retailers and manufacturers to make necessary updates by July 2018 — though it's possible that the Trump administration may extend the deadline, according to Supermarket News.

Viewpoint: Implementing the Nutrition Facts Label

Last May, the FDA published its final rules for the new Nutrition Facts Label, affecting every packaged food item. The new regulation requires all packaging changes to be completed by July 2018. 

Should foods high in added sugar be disqualified from making nutrient content and health claims?

High levels of added sugar should disqualify foods from being able to make health claims, or nutrient content claims such as 'healthy' or 'high fiber,' argues a citizen's petition filed last week by the nonprofit advocacy group the Union of Concerned Scientists. 

Viewing 4 to 6 of 123
Insights +

Making Sense of FDA’s New Dual-Column Nutrition Facts Label Requirement for 2-3 Servings

In the United States, the majority of packaged food products can accommodate the standard Nutrition Facts label, making it the most commonly used label format on store shelves.

Can calls for food transparency be answered digitally?

With consumers demanding more transparency, the SmartLabel initiative, launched in late 2015 by the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), is gaining momentum.

Honey Groups Urge FDA to Drop “Added Sugars” Labeling Requirement

FDA’s recently published final nutrition facts rule requires a mandatory declaration and a daily value (DV) for “added sugar.”

Viewing 4 to 6 of 256

Here comes sugar, packagers

Changes to packaged food labels and product formulations are already resulting, but now public awareness might also increase.

Two-thirds of packaged foods, drinks in Canada have added sugars, study says

THURSDAY, Jan. 12, 2017 -- Two-thirds of packaged foods and beverages in Canada contain at least one added sugar, a new study shows.

Sweetening dairy products naturally

KANSAS CITY — Sweet tastes good. Unfortunately, consuming too much of traditional caloric-carbohydrate ingredients that taste sweet may have negative health implications.

Study shows why the clean label trend is worth pursuing

A survey of 1,300 consumers across North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region done by Ingredient Communications found more than half (52%) were willing to pay 10% more on a food or drink product containing known, trusted ingredients, according to a report in Grocery Headquarters.

Transparent labeling could boost sales, consumer loyalty, Label Insight survey finds

Providing transparent, accurate information about products that go beyond what is legally required can boost sales, market share and consumer loyalty, suggests new reserach by Label Insight. 

Why grocers and food brands need to create their own 'clean label' definitions

According to the Flavors of North America (FONA) 2017 Trend Insight Report, 64% of shoppers prefer foods that are minimally processed, and 54% look for food and beverage products with few and recognizable ingredients.

Grocery Tracker: Clean Labels

It’s first and foremost a numbers game in this week’s Grocery Tracker as we take a look at how the first few weeks of the new year have (or haven’t) affected the stock values of some of the nation’s largest publicly traded supermarket chains.

New active food label combats food fraud and boosts consumer confidence

With food safety and traceability issues increasingly in the spotlight, a Bristol technology company has come up with an innovative label to provide consumers with detailed information about where their food comes from and how it has been processed.

The Cost of Food Influences Your Perception of How Healthy It Is

Healthy food can be expensive. Just think about all those $8 (or more!) juices and smoothies you've bought in the past year—those add up. But according to a new study published in the Journal of Consumer Research, something really funky is going on with how consumers view the health level of a food relative to its price.

On-pack food claims must be carefully weighed and deftly positioned

While U.S. grocery shoppers continue to seek tasty, nutritious food, the impact of food labels appears to be waning. 

Traffic-light and numeric calorie labels cut calorie consumption by 10 Percent, research shows

Imagine you’re ordering lunch from your favorite online delivery spot, and just before submitting your order, you notice that the club sandwich in your cart is marked with a red stop light signifying high calorie content.

What will the Trump administration mean for the food industry?

When Donald Trump becomes the 45th president on Friday, some of his priorities will be clear. But what his priorities and plans are for the food industry is not yet clear. 

Consumers emphasizing ingredients when it comes to food labels

For years, health advocates have urged the public to read the ingredients and ignore the marketing. For years, consumers have ignored the health advocates.

The clean label trend is growing, but do consumers actually read them?

Nutrition labels are the best way for manufacturers to share their ingredient content with consumers, yet a recent Bernstein survey revealed that 48% of consumers said they distrust food labels, according to C&R Research.

Cracking the Code to Making Sugar Reduction Taste Just as Good

Reducing sugar content in food and beverages has been a hot-button issue for years as health advocates point to sugar consumption as one of the major factors for global obesity. Sugar also was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year when the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) recommended consumers eat less than 10 percent of daily calories from added sugars.

Viewing 16 to 30 of 256