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New York City Agrees to Postpone Menu Calorie Counts

New York City has agreed not to move forward with its plan to begin enforcing federal guidelines requiring restaurant chains and retail food outlets to post calorie counts on menus ahead of the government's May 2018 enforcement date.

US: FDA promises more menu labeling guidance by year-end

28 Aug 2017 The US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has pledged to provide further guidance on menu labeling requirements by the end of this year to address concerns from the eating-out sector.

Restaurant menus now likely to contain calorie counts by 2018

The Affordable Care Act is intact, Bill de Blasio is on hold, and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is on board. That means big restaurants’ menus might yet be required to include calorie counts under federal regulations.

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Clarity needed in clean labeling

NEW YORK — The “why” and “how” behind a product have become as important as the product itself, according to new research from the Nielsen Co. 

Snack companies may label macadamia health benefits following FDA approval

The labeling of macadamia nuts' health benefits, including reducing the risk of coronary heart disease, may appear on snack packaging having received FDA approval, said Royal Hawaiian Macadamia Nut.

Manufacturers reformulate with sugar as consumers sour on corn syrup

The U.S. Department of Agriculture finds the consumption of sweeteners, including sugar and corn syrup, is down 15% during the past 17 years, according to Bloomberg. The decline, however, is attributed almost entirely to the collapse of corn syrup.

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Can We Bring Meaning Back to the Term ‘Natural Foods’?

Over the past several years, the term “natural” has appeared on everything from cereal bars containing as much sugar as candy to oats boasting the “all-natural” unlisted ingredient of glyphosate herbicide. These “natural foods” are anything but, but this begs the question: what does “natural” really mean when it comes to food?

Digital GMO disclosure faces significant but manageable challenges, USDA study

Food and beverage manufacturers must work with the government and other stakeholders to overcome significant, but not insurmountable, challenges if they want to use QR codes or other digital technology to convey when products include genetically modified ingredients, according to research released earlier this month by the US Deparment of Ariculture.

Nutrition density on food labes could boost healthy choices — research

Researchers have suggested that the addition of Nutrient Rich Food Indices to food labels could help consumers make healthier purchasing decisions.

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Clean label drive spurs innovation in texturizers, preservatives

The challenges of clean label formulation might hit hardest at the humblest of ingredients, texturizers and preservatives — those behind-the-scenes stage hands that do the dirty work of making food formulations platable and shelf stable. 

FDA gets $3M to educate consumers on GMOs

The spending bill passed last week to keep the federal government running allocated $3 million to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new campaign that will better educate consumers about foods produced with genetically modified organisms, according to Food Safety Magazine.

It Just Got Easier to Count Calories in Craft Beer

The amount of calories in beers can vary wildly. While a Michelob Ultra boasts a mere 95 calories, the same 12-ounce serving of Sam Adams Boston Lager will set you back 175 calories (two beers I chose because the brands actually list the calories on their website). 

Report: Clean labels and product innovation could revive the frozen department

As the U.S. moves from spring into early harvest seasons and fruit and vegetable supplies become more plentiful, the appeal of fresh produce items will increase.

What to Expect from New Food Labeling Laws in Canada

The Minister of Health believes the new food labeling laws will help Canadians make healthier choices, but do consumers agree?

Canada GMO label vote splits industry, campaigners

The defeat in the Canadian parliament of an attempt to make the labelling of genetically modified foods sold in the country mandatory has drawn contrasting reactions from industry and environmental organisations.

Reformulating for cleaner labels starts with an oil change

As food manufacturers recognize the growing consumer demand for cleaner labels, a recent report1 indicates that they are reformulating products like never before.

Special Report: Consumers and 'clean' food: Where is the clean label trend going next?

To the casual observer, 'cleaning up' our food sounds like an eminently sensible thing to do. But where is the clean label trend going, and is ditching every ingredient you can't pronounce really the key to fixing the 'broken' food system (as Panera implies in a recent ad) or improving the health of people and the planet?

Italy proposes €18,000 fine for firms failing to indicate Italian origin

New legislation could require manufacturers to give detailed origin labelling for all pre-packaged food on Italian shelves or face heavy fines — but does the move undermine EU law and would it be effective?

Everything You Need to Know About the FDA’s Food Labeling Rule

On May 5, the FDA will begin enforcing its new menu labeling rules, which requires that restaurants and other away-from-home food retailers include calorie counts on menus and signage. 

FDA Examines Divergent Views on Definition of ‘Healthy’ Foods

As FDA examines how to redefine what qualifies as “healthy" on food packages, government officials have plenty to chew on. Comments from the food industry and other stakeholders poured in to FDA this week, recommending changes to the definition of healthy.

What's new in natural?

Canadians have an increased appetite for local, sustainable and ethical products across the board, from the clothes they put on their backs to what they serve on their kitchen tables.

Dairy's role in clean label snacking

SAVANNAH, GA. — When it comes to clean label and consumer perception, the waters are muddy, said Carrie Schroeder, business development, Kerry.

Health and Nutrition Claims Standard, New Zealand and Austria: Urban Food Policy Snapshot

There are four types of messages governed by this law: nutrition content claims, general level health claims, high level health claims, and endorsements. These claims may be placed on food products or used in advertisements for those products.

DT Research launches menu boards with FDA labeling

DT Research recently teamed up with Hilton Digital to launch its Digital Menu Board solution that complies with FDA nutritional standards. The solution also enables centralized content management, according to a press release.

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