FDA “Healthy” Label Requirements Proposal

Dan This Land of Ours

It may soon be easier to determine which foods at the grocery story are healthy. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week announced a proposal to change the way foods are classified as being healthy for labeling purposes. It would update the definition for the implied nutrient content claim “healthy” to be consistent …

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Trump Administration Sets Pace for Food Loss and Waste Reduction Efforts to Continue

Dan Industry News Release, USDA

USDA, EPA, and FDA renew formal agreement aimed at reducing food waste (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the renewal of the joint agency formal agreement (PDF, 724 KB) including the Winning on Reducing Food Waste Initiative. The agreement reaffirms the agencies’ commitment to improve coordination and …


FDA Reassures Consumers That Food is Safe

Dan Field Crops, General, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to once again reassure American consumers that food is available and safe to eat during the coronavirus outbreak. The FDA released a 30-second PSA last week designed to cut through confusion and misinformation about the food supply during the pandemic. It reiterates the message the FDA and the fresh produce industry …

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FDA Issues Temporary Policy Relaxing Egg Labeling Requirements

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

(NAFB) — The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is relaxing egg labeling and packaging requirements to meet consumer demands. Generally, egg cartons must include a statement of identity, the name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer or distributor, nutrition labeling, the net quality of contents and safe handling instructions. However, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, consumer …

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State Milk Regulators Ask FDA for Assistance

Dan Dairy, Industry News Release

State milk regulators requested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) work with them to enforce the proper use of milk and milk product labeling terms, especially those meant to distinguish between real dairy products and plant-based imitators – a development the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) hailed as “the strongest statement yet that the abuse of dairy terms …