July 2021 | ESHA Webinar Addresses How to Comply with FASTER Act

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INDUSTRY NEWS

FDA Issues Final Rule on Gluten-Free Labeling of Fermented and Hydrolyzed Foods

The FDA released a final rule to establish compliance requirements for fermented and hydrolyzed foods, or foods that contain fermented or hydrolyzed ingredients, that bear the “gluten-free” claim. 

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Debate over Mandatory Product Registry Continues at 2021 Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit

During the 2021 Dietary Supplements Regulatory Summit, Cara Welch, PhD, acting director of FDA’s Office of Dietary Supplement Programs, said that FDA was in favor of a mandatory product registry.

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FDA Wants Dietary Supplement Product Listing to Have ‘Teeth’

FDA’s proposal for a mandatory dietary supplement product listing has drawn mixed reactions from trade associations in recent years. An FDA official this week laid out benefits of a listing requirement.

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Experts Offer Clarity on Labeling Calories for Non-Macronutrients

Despite some confusion in the marketplace and an unresolved citizen’s petition on the issue, dietary supplement brands should label all nutrition information, particularly calories on sports nutrition products, industry experts tell NutraIngredients-USA.

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WHAT WE PUBLISHED

Blog: How Carbs Are Calculated in Different Countries

This blog will look at how carbohydrate values are determined in different countries and why that’s important.

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Blog: FDA Allergen Statement Labeling: Synonyms, Species, and Types

To comply with FALCPA requirements, in light of recent FASTER Act changes, this blog shows you how food packages must display allergens.

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FAQ OF THE MONTH

Q: Do all food packages in the U.S. have to declare Sesame as an allergen as of January

A: All foods entering interstate commerce on or after January 1, 2023, that contain sesame allergens must bear a sesame allergen declaration. (Entering interstate commerce typically means a food is packaged and labeled for sale.) As of January 1, 2023, we may see foods containing sesame ingredients on market shelves that do not declare sesame as an allergen. There will be a transition of foods packaged before and after the compliance date. Manufacturers can begin declaring sesame as an allergen now in preparation for the sesame allergen compliance date.

WEBINARS

Upcoming Webinar:
HOW TO COMPLY WITH THE FASTER ACT USING GENESIS R&D FOODS

July 14, 2021, 11 a.m. PT | 2 p.m. ET

On April 23, 2021, The Food Allergy Safety, Treatment, Education & Research (FASTER) Act was signed into law, establishing sesame as the ninth major U.S. food allergen. Previously, the FDA required only the declaration of whole sesame seeds as an ingredient. A food could, however, also contain undeclared sesame seeds under uncommon names, such as tahini, or listed as a “spice” or “flavoring.” Food manufacturers now have until Jan. 1, 2023, to declare the presence of sesame as an allergen on their food package labels. This webinar will go over how to look for hidden sources of sesame and how to display sesame as an allergen on your label.

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Recorded Webinar:
WORKING WITH SERVING SIZES

The FDA requires that the serving size on your Nutrition Facts label be shown as a common household measure suitable for the food (such as cup, piece, jar, etc.) and based on the amount of that food typically consumed. The FDA has defined and cataloged these amounts as RACCs (Reference Amounts Customarily Consumed). In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to enter serving size information in Genesis R&D and how to work with the serving information on your labels. View Now » 

TUTORIALS

Genesis R&D Foods: Add User-Defined Allergens to the Database

Users can modify and create new items in the food and nutrition database within Genesis R&D Foods, such as unique allergens. This tutorial will show you how to add allergens to the database. 

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Genesis R&D Foods: Best Practices for Declaring Allergens and Creating your Allergen Statement

This tutorial covers how to modify your Allergen Statement. Allergen information entered for Ingredients will also appear in the final Recipe and Label.

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TRAINING

2-Day Genesis R&D Professional + FDA Regulations
Sept. 20-21, 2021

Topics covered include FDA regulations, creating ingredients and composite ingredients, building recipes/formulas, nutrition analysis, moisture loss, reporting, labeling, best practices.

1-Day Genesis R&D Advanced Training
Sept. 23, 2021

Topics covered include using PDCAAS, International Food Labeling, Advanced Label Settings, and more.

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