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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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USDA publishes questions to help craft GMO labeling regulation

The U.S. Agriculture Department's Agricultural Marketing Service has started the process of figuring out how to write the guidelines for the GMO labeling law signed nearly a year ago after it published Tuesday a list of 30 questions for stakeholders to answer and comment on.

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.

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Survey: A majority of consumers are confused by food ingredients

A large majority of consumers (83%) are confused at least some of the time about food ingredients, and 64% are willing to switch brands if they find one with ingredients they better understand, according to a survey from Label Insight.

8 in 10 consumers check the origin of their food when purchasing products

This is according to a new survey from Elementar UK, the stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry manufacturer formerly known as Isoprime, which showed that the origin of food and the accuracy of food labelling is very important to today’s shoppers.

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.

 

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