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Volume 17, Number 1 - January 2017

Happy New Year from Food Label News! Here's to starting off 2017 with your favorite Q&As from the last year. Think of it as the greatest hits of Food Label News Q&A. Please do let us know what interests you so that we can continue to bring you relevant, informative content that means something to food labelers.

In this issue you'll find:

2016's Most Popular Q&As

What's News in the Food Label Community

Reader Q&A: Organic Labeling


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2016's Most Popular Q&As

Thank you and congratulations to the following Food Label News subscribers for submitting the top three questions that ranked the highest among our readers. And the 2016 winners, including links to the answers, are:


Reader Favorites

Most popular Q&As from 2015, 2014, 2013


C.B., Massachusetts - October Food Label News

When is lab nutrition analysis recommended?

J.G., Florida - March Food Label News

Are there any regulations governing the use of the term "fresh" as part of a brand name, e.g., "Fresh Expressions"?

D.T., New Jersey - February Food Label News

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

Food Label News will continue to respond to one question per month as space permits. You are always welcome to send us your question for an upcoming issue.

What's News in the Food Label Community

Regulatory updates: Canadian Nutrition Facts format, FDA draft guidance for new NFL, FDA health claim starch and diabetes, FDA more raw fruits/vegs to use heart health claim, FDA draft guidance fruit/veg juice as colors

Delayed/coordinated date for U.S. Nutrition Facts labeling? (19+ comments)

Is protein %DV required when grams listed on front-of-pack? (12+ comments)

Obtaining updated information for nutrition labels (9+ comments)

Now contains 45% more claim (7+ comments)

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Reader Q&A

Find answers to our readers' questions or send us your question for an upcoming issue.


Can we say "made with organic ingredients" on the front label if the product is made with 80% organic ingredients?  
M.R., New York, Food Manufacturer 


No, the general statement "made with organic ingredients" is not allowed, however "made with organic [insert up to three ingredients or ingredient categories]" is acceptable under specific conditions. Read more.


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