December 2017 - Volume 17, Number 12
TGIF and Happy Holidays too! These days we're abuzz with acronyms: LOL. AKA. OMG. We wrap up this year by decoding the important ones for food labelers. See how many you know. Best wishes for a joyful holiday season and 2018.
In this issue:
Karen C. Duester, President, Food Consulting Company
Alphabet Soup of Food Labeling
Government loves acronyms. The same is true for the food label industry.
How do food labelers decipher our industry's alphabet soup? We've prepared a quick one page reference of acronyms that are widely used as shorthand either in correspondence or conversation, or especially in the Food Label Community on LinkedIn. The one-pager includes:
Bullseye: Test your food labeling acumen. Do you know what FGIS means? Food Grade Inspection Screening? Federal Good Information Source? Fair Grain Identity System? Check your knowledge of the obvious and obscure here.
What's News in the Food Label Community
Answers to Your Important Questions
Is it permissible to over-declare ingredients in the ingredient statement?
— M.D., Manufacturer, California
A. No. The ingredients used in a product must be listed in descending order of predominance. There are, however, certain instances where FDA allows flexibility. MORE
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