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FASTER Act Requires Sesame to be Included as Allergen on Food Labels

Washington, D.C.—On April 14, the U.S. Congress passed the Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education, and Research (FASTER) Act of 2021; on April 23, President...

Oklahoma Judge Rules Against Upton’s Naturals, PBFA in Plant-Based Labeling Lawsuit

A federal judge in Oklahoma has refused to block a law requiring plant-based foods to relabel their packaging. Upton's Naturals is appealing the ruling. In...

NPA Files Citizen Petition on BCAA Labeling

Washington, D.C.—The Natural Products Association (NPA) announced that it has submitted a citizen petition requesting that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) amend the Federal...

Front-Of-Package Labeling Associated with Improved Nutrition, Survey Suggests

Raleigh, NC—The adoption of nutrition data on front-of-package (FOP) labels is associated with improved nutritional content—both of those products and their competitors, according to...

Survey Reveals Consumer Labeling Preferences

Crawley, UK—Half of respondents in a recent survey said they are more likely to buy a product if they recognize all of the ingredients...

Ben & Jerry’s Removes “Happy Cow” Claims from Packaging

Finland, MN—Following a lawsuit, Ben & Jerry’s will no longer claim on product packaging that its ice cream comes from “happy cows,” according to...

Bill Introduced to Prevent Plant-Based Products Being Labeled as Meat

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Congressman Anthony Brindisi (D-NY) introduced the Real Marketing Edible Artificials Truthfully (MEAT) Act in the House of...

DuPont Describes Advantages of Third-Party Evaluation of Probiotic Products

Wilmington, DE—DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences has written and published a paper exploring the importance and advantages of third-party evaluations of probiotic products, which was...

Study: Sugar Taxes, ‘High In’ Labeling Reduce Purchases of Sugary Beverages, Snacks

Sugar taxes and front-of-package (FOP) nutrition labelling systems can alter purchasing decisions, according to a study published in International Journal of Behavioral nutrition and...

Lettuce Producers Agree on Transparency

Lettuce producers are preparing a label change, according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Dole Fresh Vegetables, Taylor Farms, and Fresh Express, among others, sent...