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Does FDA's Calorie-Disclosure Rule Apply To Coin-Op? Bulk Venders (Yes), Amusement Machines (No)

Just like their full-line counterparts, bulk vending operators who have 20 or more machines on location are required to comply with the Food and Drug Administration's calorie-disclosure rule that goes into effect on Dec. 1. 

At IFT, Fiber Suppliers "Confident" FDA Will Define Their Ingredients as Dietary Fibers

Fiber-ingredient suppliers have been on high alert for more than two years ever since FDA announced its intention to revamp U.S. Nutrition Facts labels. Along with those label changes, the agency finally created a definition for a dietary fiber—one that may leave many fibers out in the cold.

FDA Revises Guidance on Dietary Supplements

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised draft guidance to improve new dietary ingredient (NDI) premarket safety notifications to the agency. 

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MEPs raise concerns (again) in relation to traffic light labels

Around 100 members of the European Parliament MEPs have requested that the European Commission investigate the commercial impact of the UK’s front-of-pack traffic light labelling scheme.

How the GMO labeling law could lead to increased transparency

The new mandatory GMO labeling law may have ignited a revolution centered around more aggressive transparency efforts across the food and beverage industry.

Sugar Shock: American Heart Association Recommends Dramatically Reducing “Added Sugar” Intake

The American Heart Association recommends dramatically reducing "added sugar" intake among children 2 to 18 to promote heart health.

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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.

Study: Consumers would pay more for product transparency

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

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.

MEPs raise concerns (again) in relation to traffic light labels

Around 100 members of the European Parliament MEPs have requested that the European Commission investigate the commercial impact of the UK’s front-of-pack traffic light labelling scheme.

Candy makers take note: Consumers will see right through you if you're not transparent

A recent Label Insight study of more than 1,500 consumers discovered “that the vast majority of consumers value product transparency as well as consider a wide array of information about a particular product before making a purchase decision.”

Sweetener groups to focus on education

While many see an uphill battle for sweeteners amid new dietary guidelines, added sugar labeling, declining soda consumption and a growing number of beverage taxes, others see opportunities to educate consumers as labels and eating healthy become more confusing to many consumers.

FDA warns GMO labeling bill could exempt some ingredients

Despite the controversy, a 388-page report, conducted by a committee of more than 50 scientists, researchers and agricultural and industry experts convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine says crops are not dangerous. 

Coca-Cola to pull products from Vermont ahead of GMO-labeling law going into effect

On July 1, Vermont will become the nation’s state first to enact a mandatory GMO-labeling law. All food and drink products made with genetically modified organisms must have warning labels to stay on store shelves in Vermont.

How the GMO labeling law could lead to increased transparency

The new mandatory GMO labeling law may have ignited a revolution centered around more aggressive transparency efforts across the food and beverage industry.

Food makers ponder new GMO labeling law

NEW YORK  — A new law that requires food makers to label the packaging of any products that contain genetically modified ingredients has small and medium-sized manufacturers facing some big decisions.

Small companies face big decisions with food-labeling law

A new law that requires food makers to label the packaging of any products that contain genetically modified ingredients has small and medium-sized manufacturers facing some big decisions.

A Major Whiskey Brand Is About to Start Listing Its Nutrition Facts

There has long been controversy over whether alcohol manufacturers should have to fall in line with other packaged foods and beverages and start including calorie content and nutrition facts.

Food and Drug Administration Asks Companies to Cut Down on Salt

Saying the "deck is stacked" against most people trying to cut down on salt, the Food and Drug Administration asked food companies to cut down how much salt they put in food.

Sugar Shock: American Heart Association Recommends Dramatically Reducing “Added Sugar” Intake

The American Heart Association recommends dramatically reducing "added sugar" intake among children 2 to 18 to promote heart health.

Consumers urged to boycott products with QR code GMO labels

The Organic Consumers Association (OCA) is asking consumers to boycott brands that refuse to expressly label products made with genetically modified ingredients.

FDA’s New Nutrition Label: Why You Should Know the Details

The changing nutrition-label regulations are estimated to cost the industry at least $2.3 billion.

Thousands of Products to Leave Shelves as GMO Labeling Becomes Law in Vermont

Price Chopper has learned that manufacturers will no longer ship 3,000 products to Vermont because they will not have a GMO label. The grocery store stopped receiving shipments of many food items beginning last Friday when Vermont’s GMO labeling law went into effect.

FDA: Don't Sugarcoat 'Evaporated Cane Juice' Terminology

It has been a busy couple of weeks for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), with two important announcements coming out that affect the labeling of food and beverage products.