Articles Tagged with ''labeling''

Pushback to calories-posting ruling

The Food and Drug Administration’s decision last month to expand its calorie-posting rule to most food outlets is getting some strong pushback. In particular, the Food Marketing Institute says it should not be applied to supermarkets, which have thousands of different items.

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US appeals WTO decision on country of origin labeling

The US filed a notice of appeal with the World Trade Organization last week challenging the organization’s recent ruling on the country-of-origin (COOL law) labeling dispute.

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FDA finalizes calorie labeling rules for menus, vending machines

FDA has finalized two rules requiring calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in restaurants, retail food establishments and vending machines to give consumers more information on the foods they purchase.

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Public health advocacy group pushes for labeling changes

The Food and Drug Administration is in the midst of revising the Nutrition Facts label on packaged food products, in an effort to make it convey more relevant information to consumers. In the background, interested parties are staking out their positions.

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Unilever sues California food company for use of word ‘mayo’

Unilever claims false advertising and unfair competition by Hampton Creek through the sale of its product “Just Mayo,” which Unilever says is misleading to consumers and takes market share from its Hellmann’s and Best Foods products.

Multinational consumer goods company Unilever, makers of Hellmann’s mayonnaise, recently filed a lawsuit against a California company alleging its use and marketing of the term “mayo” in reference to its egg-free sandwich spread does not meet dictionary definitions.

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2-D barcode scanner

A handheld device, the DENSO ADC SE1-QB Bluetooth wireless 2-D barcode scanner serves as the front end of a mobile data capture system consisting of a scanner and host smartphone or tablet.

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Coalition urges Congress to act on COOL law

In an effort to circumvent retaliation from Canada and Mexico, a coalition of more than 100 food companies and organizations are urging Congress to rescind elements of the country-of-origin labeling law (COOL law).

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New study highlights misrepresentation of shrimp in US

Americans love to eat shrimp—Forrest Gump alone taught us there are no less than 20 ways to enjoy it—but the origin of shrimp is often a mystery and cause for concern according to new research suggesting shrimp sold at grocery stores and restaurants are misrepresented.

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Study: Consumers confused on olive oil benefits, terminology

A new study conducted by the North American Olive Oil Association says (NAOOA) half of olive oil consumers are confused when it comes to choosing the right product because they are unsure of what is important.

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WTO ruling favors Canada, Mexico in COOL law dispute

Unsurprising to many in the food industry, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) compliance panel ruled in favor of Canada and Mexico on the country-of-origin labeling law (COOL law) dispute Monday, finding the amended COOL measures treated Canadian and Mexican livestock less favorable than those from the US.

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