The New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has expanded an investigation into Whole Foods Market after the department says it found evidence of systemic overcharging on pre-packaged foods at the city’s stores.
Representatives of the food industry continue to express their displeasure with the Vermont law that requires the mandatory labeling of genetically modified food and are not going down without a fight, despite the April court ruling that denied a preliminary injunction to block the law from going into effect.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued its final rule on menu labeling, requiring food establishments with 20 or more locations to provide consumers with calorie and other nutrition information for standard menu items.
In an effort to increase awareness of celiac disease, the Canadian government has approved “gluten-free” claims on specialty produced oats and foods containing these oats. This labeling change marks new opportunities for food processors and oat growers.