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Volume 16, Number 2 - February 2016

Hello from Food Label News. This month we feature a case study about a product innovator who replaced a best selling item with a version that is free of partially hydrogenated oils. You will also find an important Q&A about how to determine serving size when there are discrete pieces in a package. Our reader favorite article this month is Examples of Nutrition Facts. Happy Food Labeling.

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Infinity Product Innovation A Case Study

What's News in the Food Label Community

Reader Q&A: "About" in the Serving Size


Karen C. Duester, President

Infinity Product Innovation
A Case Study

Replacing an existing product with a version that is free of partially hydrogenated oils for a major retailer is not trivial. Infinity chose Food Consulting Company to help as their "go to" nutrition company to ensure a swift approval process and customer satisfaction. Read more.

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What's News in the Food Label Community

Dual food label for Canada and U.S. (16+ comment)

Herbal ingredients approved for dietary supplements (12+ comments)

Food labeling foreign language requirements (11+ comments)

Trace mineral claims for sea salt (7+ comments)

Natural flavor status for stevia (7+ comments)

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Reader Q&A

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Are words like "approximately" or "about" allowed in the serving size for Nutrition Facts labeling? For example, "approx. 3 cookies" or "about 3 cookies"?  
D.T., New Jersey, Laboratory 


The term "about" or "approximately" should not be used for serving size declaration when there are discrete units in a multi-serving package. For packages with discrete units such as cookies, the weight of one cookie and the Reference Amount Customarily Consumed is used to determine the correct serving size. Read more.

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