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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a revised draft guidance to improve new dietary ingredient (NDI) premarket safety notifications to the agency.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

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. 

FDA Launches New Nutrition Facts Label for Potatoes

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released revisions to the Nutrition Facts label, which has graced the back of packaged foods for more than 20 years, according to Northern Plains Potato Growers Association.

President Obama Signs Controversial Bill Requiring GMO Labels

President Barack Obama has signed a controversial bill into law requiring the labeling of genetically modified ingredients, The Associated Press reports. The legislation requires that companies include labels on packaging for food containing GMO ingredients and preempts laws in states like Vermont with individual requirements.

FDA Extends Compliance Deadline For Items With FOP Calorie Labels: July 26, 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said that it will extend the deadline for compliance with its final calorie-declaration requirements for "certain foods sold from glassfront vending machines" to July 26, 2018. The agency said that it intends to announce this extension formally in the Federal Register in the near future.

New FDA Nutrition Facts Label Font Style and Size

The new FDA Nutrition Facts labels place more visual emphasis on calories.

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.

Labeling Requirement: FDA Publishes Nutrition Facts FAQs

FDA publishes resources to assist food industry with compliance with revised nutrition labeling requirements

What dairy processors must know about FDA's new Nutrition Facts label

Dairies and other food makers must comply with the new FDA Nutrition Facts label rules by July 26, 2018.

Senate approves GMO disclosure bill

The U.S. Senate voted July 8 to pass legislation establishing a national mandatory system of disclosure for foods containing genetically modified ingredients.

FDA guidelines state the term 'evaporated cane juice' is misleading

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently weighed in on food companies that listed evaporated cane juice as an ingredient in their products.

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. 

Beer Industry to Implement Nutritional Labeling

The Beer Institute (BI) announced last week that is was implementing a “Brewer’s Voluntary Disclosure Initiative” intended to encourage its membership to begin disclosing nutritional information about its products on product labeling, packaging and on product websites. 

Here come nutrition labels for beer

We know this Bud's for you, but what exactly is in it for you? Soon you'll know. Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD), Molson Coors (TAP), Constellation Brands (STZ) and Heineken, which produce more than 80 percent of the beer sold in the U.S., today announced plans to begin providing consumers more nutritional information about the beers they sell.

With Congress passing GMO label rules, consumers look to General Mills for what to expect

The U.S. House passed a Senate bill Thursday requiring food companies label products that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, raising questions for interested consumers.

New sugar labeling a boon for alternative sweeteners

The added sugars portion of the newly revamped nutrition facts labels for food products will provide a significant opportunity for purveyors of alternative sweeteners, an industry expert says.