10, Number 2 - February 2009
IN THIS ISSUE:
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FDA Nutrition Roundtable Report
FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied
Nutrition (CFSAN) presented "Nutrition
Roundtable Discussion with Stakeholders" on
December 12, 2008. Neither
distance participation nor a meeting transcript
was made available for the two and one-half hour
meeting. Upon request to CFSAN, Food Consulting
Company received the meeting agenda and
presentation outlines/slides by email and by
permission is providing links for Food Label
News readers to view the information on a
special section of the foodlabels.com website:
Commentary: For previous Food Label
News reports on agenda topics see: Front-of- Pack
and Spot the Block (August
FDA Guidance: Front-of-Package Symbols
In December 2008, FDA posted "Guidance for
Industry - Dear Manufacturer Letter Regarding
Front-of-Package Symbols." The guidance
recommends that manufacturers/distributors of
food products that include front-of-pack
symbols be sure that the symbols they use are consistent
with FDA's current laws and regulations for
nutrient content claims. FDA intends to notify
companies when front-of-pack symbols
are not consistent with current regulations, or
where the symbols are used in a manner that is
false or misleading.
Commentary: Food Consulting Company can
help clients determine if a product currently in
our system meets the criteria to bear a
particular front-of-package symbol.
for help with your project.
FDA Guidance: Dietary Supplement Labels
In December 2008,
FDA posted two Guidance documents that address
labeling of dietary supplements.
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ingredient substitution? Food Consulting Company
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