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Changes to Nutrition Facts Label

For consumers, reviewing nutritional labels is commonplace though what to pay attention to has changed over the decades. We often think of these labels as a convenience but in reality, they are a requirement. The FDA reviews and makes changes to the nutrition facts label when needed.    The latest updates came in 2016 “to […]


$600M in unclaimed can and bottle deposits

There are a few states that still pay consumers for recycling aluminum and bottles.  California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont, though California has found a vast number of unclaimed recyclables— $600,000,000 worth to be exact. So, what is California planning to do with this overabundance of unclaimed funds? They […]


Industrial Chemicals Found in U.S. Fast Foods

It’s no secret that fast food really isn’t good for you.  And if you needed another reason to limit these types of food in your diet, a “first-of-its-kind study” was recently published stating that popular fast foods contained chemicals linked to a long list of serious health problems. “Researchers at the George Washington University and […]


Preventing food recalls

When we look at the food supply chain, we assume that our food is wholesome and safe. We don’t want to think about the toxic food that may be finding its way into our grocery stores and in turn, our homes. While companies may not be able to completely prevent food recalls, there are a […]


Antitrust laws have existed for more than 100 years

For more than 100 years, the premise of the antitrust laws has remained the same: “to protect the process of competition for the benefit of consumers, making sure there are strong incentives for businesses to operate efficiently, keep prices down, and keep quality up.” There are 3 core federal antitrust laws: The Sherman Act, created […]


FDA and Smarter Food Safety

The FDA is looking to move to a “New Era of Smarter Food Safety” over the next decade. They believe, as foods are reformulated, new food production methods created and the food system is more digitized, the need for new and modified safety methods must also adapt. The FDA has created a Blueprint, with input […]


Building trust through transparency

As online grocery shopping saw increasing popularity during the past year, it provided food retailers the opportunity to “increase transparency efforts that build shopper trust.” View the article from Progressive Grocer. “According to a new report from the Food Industry Association (FMI) and Label Insight, 81% of shoppers say transparency is important or extremely important […]


Unique Device Identification System (UDI)

The FDA established the Unique Identification System (UDI) to identify medical devices sold in the US from the point of manufacturing and distribution all the way to patient use. The UDI final rule requires device labelers to: Include a UDI on device labels and packages, except where the rule provides for an exception or alternative. […]


FDA issues final guidance on alternate name for Potassium Chloride in food labeling

The purpose of the guidance is to allow food manufacturers to use the name “potassium salt” on food labels as alternative to the common name, “potassium chloride”. This salt alternative is formulated to reduce sodium content. This alternate name also makes it more clear the consumer as to what this item is. This guidance supports […]


Labeling Regulations by Industry

Managing the requirements and following the guidelines when it comes to regulatory compliance labeling can be a challenge. Especially for organizations in the chemical, medical, and food & beverage industries. It’s become a higher priority for companies with adherence to strict and evolving policies that have placed additional  demands for compliance labeling. Chemicals: Global harmonized […]