Volume 12, Number 1 - January
New Year from Food
As 2011 kicks off, we offer a toast to our
readers and wish you all a healthy and prosperous year
In 2011, we're embarking on a new case study program to
communicate effective solutions to important food label
issues. We invite our valued clients to showcase the work
we've done together. We'll feature 4 to 6 companies in
this newsletter and on our website and you’ll have the case
study to support your own marketing initiatives.
To be a part of the program, simply send an email to
Logos of all companies who express an interest will be
highlighted on our website – it's free marketing to improve
your search engine rankings.
Year's Most Popular Reader Q&A's
Congratulations to the three
Food Label News subscribers who we honored with a $25
check for their contributions. We thank these winners for
submitting questions that ranked the highest among our
readers. The 2010 winners and links to answers for their
May Food Label News
Can you reference me to the section of the CFR that deals
with synthetic and/or artificial substances that are exempt
in trace amounts as food processing aids? Also include
information on secondary synthetics (synthetic and/or
artificial substances that are exempt due to being
ingredients in ingredients)?
September Food Label News
What is the current status on labeling for gluten-free
products? What are the rules?
L. E., California
June Food Label News
Which is better for getting the most accurate results: lab
or database analysis?
For answers to these and other
Food Label News reader questions, see the
Reader Q&A Archive
Keeping You Current
FSIS news release outlines
new Nutrition Facts Panel requirement for meat/poultry
Federal Register notice
establishes 1/1/14 as uniform compliance date for FDA food
labeling regulations issued in 2011 & 2012
From the Archive
Answers to Questions from Food
Label News readers
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will continue to respond to one question per month as space
permits. Those who submit the top three questions during the
2011 calendar year will be recognized with a $25 thank you
check in December.
Silliker 2010 Regulatory Guide
By popular demand we
are sharing the new Silliker Regulatory Guide,
updated in 2010 to help food labelers decipher the
regulations regarding nutrient and health claims for
food packages. This update includes an important
section on claims for Canada, not previously
included in the earlier edition.
Download the Guide.
In the Guide you'll find a side-by-side summary of major
regulatory differences between the U.S. and Canada for
nutrient content claims. It's a quick reference for you.
Our sales team wants to create a food package that would
be equally acceptable in Mexico and the U.S. Is this
− P.H., Established Food Company, Georgia
We consulted with Mexican
colleagues who confirmed that yes, it is possible to
have a single food label that satisfies the requirements
of both U.S. and Mexico. Of course, the label must be
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