New EU legislation restricts the amount of green tea extract containing (-)-epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) that can be present in food and sets labeling requirements, for food safety reasons. EGCG is a catechin, which are flavinols that may lead to liver damage.
With a draft guidance, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated Questions and Answers Regarding Food Allergens, Including the Food Allergen Labeling Requirements of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (Edition 5); Guidance for Industry.
In response to a petition, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA’s FSIS) has decided not to revise the mandatory safe handling instruction (SHI) label for raw and partially cooked meat and poultry products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) introduced Menu Labeling Requirements in December 2014 to help restaurant operators ensure that the nutritional quality and composition of their menu items are verified. The conclusion of this article series discusses the parameters for menu displays and labeling requirements for different types of items on a menu to help restaurant operators comply with the law and avoid enforcement actions.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that that it is proposing to amend labeling regulations to remove duplicative net weight and net content requirements for packages that contain certain amounts of meat or poultry products.
The poll findings illustrate that the current range of variations of date labels such as “best by,” “use by,” “sell by,” and “use or freeze by” is problematic for consumers to decipher what each of these different labels mean.
July 25, 2017
A new poll shows that nearly 60% of Americans have had a discussion within their household about the meaning of date labels on their food.