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What to Expect from FDA’s Food Label Fix-Up
By Kit Broihier, MS, RD, LD, Guiding Stars
Published April 14, 2014
FDA announced its proposed food label tweaks in late February; here’s a look at what’s in store. Read More »
Changes for Food/Supplement Facts Labeling: Don’t Get Boxed Out
By Andrea Wong, PhD, Vice President, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN)
Published April 2, 2014
There are several parts of the proposed rule that warrant the immediate attention (and action) of the dietary supplement industry. Read More »
Nutrition Facts Label Revisions
By Todd Harrison & Erin Warren, Venable
Published April 1, 2014
FDA has proposed a series of changes to bring nutrition labels into the 21st century. Read More »
Focus Group Reveals Consumer Packaging Preferences for Nutraceuticals
By Becky Donner, VP of Design & Market Insight, TricorBraun Design & Innovation
Published February 13, 2014
TricorBraun’s Design & Innovation team conducts focus groups to explore consumer preferences for packaging components and technologies. Read More »
Published August 15, 2013
Alpha Packaging Bethlehem, PA, has just qualified six new injection blow molded high density polyethylene (HDPE) packers as part of its new HDPE Pharma Line. When completed later this fall, Alpha’s Pharma Line will consist of more than a dozen… Read More »
Published August 14, 2013
Sainthood Herbs, Pasadena, CA, is supporting the non-GMO movement and responding to the growing consumer demand for more information on where their food and supplements are coming from. Sainthood Herbs, with supplements targeting categories such as H… Read More »
Published August 2, 2013
International dietary supplement manufacturer, Doctor’s Best, Inc., San Clemente, CA, has begun anew initiative to provide greater education and transparency of information to its consumers through the use of front panel QR codes. The company h… Read More »
Published July 22, 2013
The United Natural Products Alliance, Salt Lake City, UT, has formally endorsed a market-driven approach to the labeling genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. Read More »
Free Speech & Marketing
By Douglas Kalman, PhD, MS, RD, CCRC, FACN, Miami Research Associates
Published July 1, 2013
When does the first amendment apply to marketing nutritional and drug products? Read More »
Published June 3, 2013
The National Advertising Division (NAD), an investigative unit of the advertising industry’s system of self-regulation that is administered by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, has recommended that InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Benecia, CA,… Read More »
Published June 3, 2013
The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), Washington, D.C., has introduced an interactive web-based tool for consumers that supports the Facts Up Front nutrition labeling initiative launched by GMA and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) in 2011.… Read More »
Published April 25, 2013
According to surveys, more than 90% of Americans support the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Senator Barbara Boxer and Congressman Peter DeFazio have introduced legislation that would require FDA to label GE foods so that consumers can make informed choices about what they eat. Read More »
Published April 24, 2013
The Grocery Manufacturers Association has introduced an interactive web-based tool for consumers that supports the Facts Up Front nutrition labeling initiative launched by GMA and the Food Marketing Institute. Read More »
Perspectives on Nutrition Labeling & Vehicle Sticker Information
By Michael McBurney, PhD, FACN, Head of Scientific Affairs, DSM Nutritional Products
Published April 15, 2013
Just like car fuel efficiency, the caloric value of a food depends upon conditions of use. Read More »
Published April 1, 2013
The Natural Seal program led by the Natural Products Association (NPA), Washington, D.C., has hit a new milestone with the 1,200th certification of natural products and ingredients, according to data released by NPA. The first and only natural certif… Read More »
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