Articles Tagged with ''labeling''

Beer companies pop the top on their ingredients

By Jeremy Gerrard
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The nation’s leading beer manufacturers are changing policy and twisting the lid off ingredients used to brew some of the country’s most popular beverages.


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EPA mandates new labels to protect bees

By Jeremy Gerrard
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As pollinator week begins, the Environmental Protection Agency is announcing changes to some pesticide labels in an attempt to mitigate the impact they have on a dwindling bee population.


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Lawsuit filed against Vermont GMO labeling law

By Jeremy Gerrard
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Four food industry organizations are challenging Vermont’s new law that requires mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms, or GMOs.


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New York GMO labeling bill moves closer to vote

By Jeremy Gerrard
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A New York bill that requires foods containing genetically modified organisms to be labeled, received a stamp of approval from the State Assembly’s Committee on Codes this week, according to state news agencies.


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Proposed legislation to set federal standard for labels on GM food

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The Coalition for Safe Affordable Food, a trade group supporting genetically modified (GM) food, is voicing support for proposed legislation to set a federal standard for labels on GM food.


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Letter to the Editor

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May we suggest some additional points to your Editorial in the April issue of Food Engineering Magazine regarding FDA’s proposal to update the Nutrition Facts Panel (NFP) as well as the serving size revision proposal?


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DIY: Automating a donut line

Mel-O-Cream Donuts designed a simple yet robust automated packaging and labeling line to replace a manual system.
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Founded in 1932 as a retail shop in Springfield, IL, Mel-O-Cream International manufactures bakery products, primarily for wholesale distribution to supermarkets and bakeries.


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TECH FLASH

US Supreme Court hears Pom Wonderful, Coca-Cola juice case

At issue is whether misleading advertising claims may be brought against food manufacturers, independent of their compliance with FDA labeling requirements.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Opening food manufacturers to broader false advertising claims could have significant repercussions.


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Vermont GMO labeling bill passed by legislature, but expected to face legal challenges

Rules that compel a company into speech as opposed to silence, such as labeling regulations, can face First Amendment challenges.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Rules that compel a company into speech as opposed to silence, such as labeling regulations, can face First Amendment challenges.
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Manufacturing News

Nutrition facts label overhauled

By Shane O'Halloran
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 First Lady Michelle Obama introduced major proposed changes to the nutrition facts label on behalf of FDA at an event held at the White House on February 27, 2014. The updates are designed to reflect the latest scientific information on the link between diet and chronic diseases like obesity and heart disease. The announcement focused on changes in label requirements that highlight new information such as calories and serving sizes. 


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