Labeling, marketing & advertising

FDA finalizes FSMA prior notice import requirement

FDA finalizes FSMA prior notice import requirement

By Hank Schultz

FDA has finalized a rule on the importation of food under the Food Safety Modernization Act.  The rule, Information Required in Prior Notice of Imported Food, was adopted without any changes suggested by comments from the draft version of the rule.

Connecticut State Senate passes GMO labeling legislation

Connecticut State Senate passes GMO labeling legislation

By Hank Schultz

The legislative pressure on mandatory GMO labeling continues to build, at least on the state front, as the Connecticut State Senate voted 35-1 in favor of SB 802, a bill that would require labeling of products with genetically modified ingredients.

What nutrition information are restaurant goers looking for?

What nutrition information are restaurant goers looking for?

By Elaine Watson

While four out of 10 consumers say they are trying to avoid or reduce intakes of certain fats and oils, cholesterol, sodium and sugar, only one in 10 actually looks for this kind of information on menus when dining out, according to NPD Group.  

Are all-natural claims losing their luster?

Are all-natural claims losing their luster?

By Elaine WATSON

The phrase 'all-natural' is still emblazoned on scores of new food and beverage launches, but not quite as many as it used to be, according to Mintel research.

It’s all Greek to me! How fair was the ruling against Chobani?

EDITOR'S OPINION: DEAR DAIRY....

It’s all Greek to me… How fair was the High Court ruling against Chobani?

By Mark ASTLEY

New York-based Chobani was handed an injunction last month prohibiting its use of the term ‘Greek yogurt’ in the UK following a court battle with rival, Fage, which claims that the term refers to geographical origin. But can Athens-based Fage stand by...

Courage returning to consumers' palates, culinary trends expert says

Courage returning to consumers' palates, culinary trends expert says

By Hank Schultz

Seeing light at the end of the economic tunnel puts a spring in consumers’ steps and a little sizzle on their palates, too. Culinary trends expert Suzy Badaracco said we’re not in extreme consumption mode yet, but consumers are starting move beyond the...

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