Food labeling and marketing

GMO labels won’t affect supermarket prices, study says

GMO labels won’t affect supermarket prices, study says

By Maggie Hennessy

Requiring food manufacturers to label products containing ingredients from genetically engineered (GE) crops would not mean higher food prices for shoppers, according to an independent study released yesterday by the Just Label It coalition.

Sen. Warren to FDA: Standardize GMO labeling

Sen. Warren to FDA: Standardize GMO labeling

By Maggie Hennessy

Eleven years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first issued draft guidance on labeling genetically modified organisms (GMOs), Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Mark Udall (D-CO) are urging the agency to finalize its policies on labeling GMOs...

Startup debuts shelf stable meat replacement free of soy and gluten

Startup debuts shelf stable meat replacement free of soy and gluten

By Hank Schultz

A new entrant is set to stir up the long stagnant shelf stable meat replacement market. Neat Foods, a Lancaster, PA-based startup, will debut its line of vegan, gluten- and soy-free, non GMO meat replacements at the upcoming Expo East trade show in New...

The CSPI argues that disclosing the amount of whole grains in a food as a percentage of the total grains in that product would help consumers (ie. 27% of the grains in this loaf are whole grains).

What should the criteria be for whole grain labeling statements?

By Elaine WATSON

In 2006, the FDA issued draft guidance  designed to ensure food manufacturers were all singing from the same hymn sheet when making whole grain labeling statements. Seven years later, we are still waiting for the finalized guidance, and comments to the...

Kicking aspartame? The rise and rise of PÜR Gum

Big interview: Jay Klein, founder & CEO, Action Candy Company (PÜR Gum)

Kicking aspartame? The rise and rise of PÜR Gum

By Elaine WATSON

You don’t launch a new brand in the gum category by calling the buyer at Walmart and asking nicely for some shelf-space at the checkout between Juicy Fruit and Trident, observes the founder of aspartame-free PÜR Gum. 

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