Volume 10, Number 12 - December
Greetings from Food Label News.
We hope this
holiday season includes a break from work along with joyful
time with friends and family. Best wishes for a happy
As we look forward to
potential FDA rulemaking for uniform front-of-pack labeling
in the coming year, a key question is how FDA will handle
sugars (both added and naturally-occurring) when there is no
Daily Value for sugars or method to enforce the distinction
between the two types.
Nutrient Content Claims on Food
Part 4 of 10
This month's installment in
our ten-part series describes the use of nutrient content
claims on food labels. This 10-part instructional series is
based on a 2009 publication titled "Silliker Nutrient and
Health Claims U.S. Regulatory Guide" that was cooperatively
developed by Food Consulting Company and Silliker, Inc., a
leading provider of laboratory nutrition analysis.
Part 4 of the series.
The Guide includes a
user-friendly chart with the FDA definitions for "free" and
"low" as it relates to calories, total fat, saturated fat,
cholesterol and sodium.
If you missed
earlier parts of the series you can view and download them
Part 2 or
Part 3.) The pages from all parts
will add up to the complete booklet.
If you sell foodservice products to restaurants by the
case, are you required to label each 'package', 'packet'
or 'bottle' in the case?
− H.S., Beverage Company, Canada
No, you are not required
to label the individual units within the case. The required labeling
for foodservice items can be on either the individual
units or on the shipping container; it does not have
to be in both places.
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