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Canada begins new beef labeling requirements

Beginning Aug. 21, all MTB products sold in Canada must clearly bear a label reading “mechanically tenderized” and include instructions for safe cooking
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The results of a risk assessment test focusing on E. coli showed a five-fold increase in risk from mechanically tenderized beef products when compared to intact cuts of beef.


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IDFA comments on proposed changes to Nutrition Facts label

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) submitted comments to FDA last week regarding proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label.


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Less salt? Researchers say not so fast

A recent study challenges the perception that US consumers desire products with less sodium.
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US consumers still eat more sodium than they should each day, and the number cutting back on salt continues to decrease.


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Gluten-free labeling guidelines go into effect

As of last week, foods bearing a “gluten-free” label must fall in line with national regulations that stipulate what is, and is not, considered a gluten-free food
By Jeremy Gerrard
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Last year, FDA established its final rule defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use on food labels.


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FDA petitioned for additional sweetener labeling

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Consumer action group Citizens for Health (CFH) has petitioned FDA asking the government agency to compel manufacturers to spell out the type of sweeteners added to products.


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Gluten-free labeling regulations go into effect

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As of Tuesday, foods bearing a “gluten-free” label must fall in line with national regulations that stipulate what is, and is not considered a gluten-free food.


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FSA publishes food allergen labeling guidance

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The UK’s Food Standards Agency (FSA) issued a technical guidance to help small and medium-sized businesses comply with a new rule on allergen labeling information that will take effect later this year.


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Sugar Association submits comments to FDA opposing ‘added sugar’ labeling

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In response to FDA’s proposed rule, Food Labeling: Revision of the Nutrition and Supplement Facts Labels, the Sugar Association has filed comments asking the governing agency to withdraw its “added sugars” labeling proposal.


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Court upholds COOL law; AMI disappointed with ruling

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To the frustration of some in the meat industry, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit issued a decision Tuesday on the country-of-origin labeling law, or COOL law, saying it did not violate free speech.


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Coalition says Oregon’s GMO labeling law would cause confusion, raise prices

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After Oregon approved placing a genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling law on the November ballot, the Coalition for Safe and Affordable Food says the initiative would cause confusion and raise prices at the grocery store.


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