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Fruit Processors Get Guidance From FDA on ‘Added Sugars’ Label

Food makers using processed fruit ingredients such as concentrates or purees got some guidance from the Food and Drug Administration on the agency’s new nutrition facts rules.

New Menu-Labeling Requirement Goes into Effect for Chain Restaurants

In an effort to promote better health and more informed eating habits, California is now requiring restaurant chains with 20 or more locations to provide calorie counts and expanded nutritional information for customers.

FDA Clarifies compliance dates for nutrition initiatives

FDA is clarifying the timing of compliance dates for its various nutrition initiatives. In the summer of 2018, manufacturers will have to comply with these key nutrition initiatives.

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Is Nestle's approach for success in 2017 good for every company?

To continue to be successful in the industry, Nestle CEO Paul Grimwood wrote that the company needs to meet the diverse nutrition needs and ever-changing preferences of today’s consumer in an essay posted in Medium.

ESHA Research Helps Food Manufactures with Dual Column Label Compliance

Newly added Dual Column label format for a single recipe will help manufacturers more easily comply with the latest serving size rules, ESHA Research CEO says.

ESHA Helps Food Manufacturers Prepare for Health Canada’s Proposed Nutrition Facts Table Regulations

ESHA Research, the leading provider of nutrition analysis and compliant food labeling solutions, announced a crucial software update for the Genesis R&D® Food Labeling Software.

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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. 

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.

USDA proposes changes to Nutrition Facts panel as industry seeks to delay it

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts panel, particularly for meat and poultry products that fall under the organization's purview, Meat + Poultry reported.

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Warning labels on soft drinks may affect purchasing decisions of teens: study

Teens are more than 15% less likely to purchase soft drinks or other sugary beverages that have warning labels, according to a new study by researchers from the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Study: Consumers would pay more for product transparency

Label Insight study says 73 percent of consumers would pay for more complete nutritional, manufacturing information.

How private label segmentation could impact brand manufacturers

Private labels are taking cues from branded product manufacturers by embracing different value tiers in product varieties within the same category, top officials from TreeHouse Foods told Food Business News.

Consumers losing trust in product labels

HOUSTON — Consumers today are passionate about food — some because they want to be and others because they have to be — and it’s led to a culture of diligent label reading. 

More pictures, less numbers: FSA advises on healthy food labelling

In a new study, the FSA (Food Standards Agency) claim food labels are often ignored when buying 'the usual' groceries in the weekly shopping list. 

Setting the record straight on clean labels - what do consumers actually believe?

In the past two years, humans have created more data than in the previous ten or so millennia. In an age where anyone with a smartphone and network connection can access a decent chunk of that data, you might think that individuals in 2016 are well-informed on every topic under the sun. Unfortunately, because so much information is produced each day, and so little of it is fact-checked, people are often duped by poor research or simply wrong "evidence."

Teens Less Likely to Select Sugary Drinks With Health Warning on the Label

Health warning on the label matters a lot for teenagers when it comes to buying sugary beverages, a new study indicates.

Ingredient manufacturers and suppliers comment on reformulation trends

We spoke with manufacturers of ingredients that have been removed from packaged food products, such as autolyzed yeast extract and carrageenan, to hear what they think of the 'clean label' movement.

College Kids Mostly Blow Off Food-Label Use, Study Finds

In the hopes that students will make use of them, many college dining halls post nutrition information near their food selections. The question arises — do the students even notice the labels, and if so, do they use them?

Survey: Consumers seeking information from unreliable sources

As more food and nutrition information becomes available, more consumers are seeking and trusting information from unreliable sources.

Health-minded shoppers want easy-to-read label information

Quick-fire label information is needed to capture the growing majority of health-minded consumers, suggests a survey commissioned by colouring foods supplier.

Efforts to inform consumers about bad nutrition are helping

A new study shows that the public health push to educate and warn consumers about bad eating and drinking habits is working.

The GMO Labeling Fight Is Not Industry Versus Consumers

In late July, President Obama signed a bill requiring some form of labeling of foods containing genetically engineered materials. 

American Heart Association weighs in on the issue of added sugars

DALLAS — The American Heart Association is recommending children between the ages of 2 and 18 should eat or drink less than 25 grams, or six teaspoons, of added sugars daily. The recommendation comes as the Food and Drug Administration is in the process of revamping the Nutrition Facts Panel to include the listing of added sugars.

If GMO ‘Labels’ Are Buried in QR Codes, Few Consumers Will See Them

A new survey found that just 15 percent of Americans have used their smartphones to scan grocery items in the last year.

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