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In April 2015, the US Right to Know (US RTK), a non-profit organization that reports on food industry issues on behalf of consumers, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and a citizen petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with requests to investigate diet soda manufacturers for misbranding and deceptive advertising on the grounds that the “diet” products contain artificial sweeteners that US RTK alleges actually contribute to weight gain.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a Federal Register notice on July 10 that extends the compliance date for menu labeling in certain restaurants and retail food establishments.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance for industry on June 19 titled “ Food Allergen Labeling Exemption Petitions and Notifications.
On New Year’s Eve, the USDA’s (Department’s) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) released its final rule requiring meat and poultry processors to include added solutions in their product labeling.
As our readers are aware, many states have introduced legislation that would mandate genetically modified organism (GMO) labeling requirements.
Consumers who plan to cheat on their diets on bowling night may need to develop a different plan.
Like the broader federal inspection program in which it is housed, the Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS’s) prior labeling approval system continues to evolve away from its history of extensive command and control.
Vermont’s Office of Attorney General recently released its draft rule detailing how manufacturers and retailers could be required to label genetically modified organism–processed (GMO-processed) food sold in the state.
POM Wonderful is no longer just spilling over into new product areas; it is now also spilling over into other legal claims.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio granted preliminary approval for another class action settlement related to beverage label claims on September 25—this time involving the Coca-Cola Company.