FDA Announces Draft Guidance for Plant-Based Dairy Imitators

Dan Dairy, Marketing, USDA-FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Wednesday announced draft recommendations on the naming of plant-based foods that are marketed and sold as alternatives to milk. The guidance recommends that an alternative milk product that includes the term milk and has a nutrient composition different than milk, include a voluntary nutrient statement that conveys how the product compares with milk. Jim …


FMI Encourages FDA to Refine Healthy Definition

Dan Agri-Business, Health, Legislative, Regulation, USDA-FDA

The Food Industry Association (FMI) recently submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the agency’s proposed rule to update the definition of the term “healthy.” The FDA is seeking the update when the term is used as a nutrient content claim in labeling. FMI Chief Public Policy Officer Jennifer Hatcher says. “We are concerned the proposal is …

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Peanut Growers Urged to Submit Comments to FDA

Dan Georgia Peanut Commission, Peanuts, USDA-FDA

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a proposed rule to update the definition of the “healthy” claim on food packaging to help improve American diets. The Georgia Peanut Commission and the U.S. Peanut Federation are requesting peanut growers and industry stakeholders to submit comments to ensure the message of the peanut industry is strong and clear for …