June 2022 | The Call for Food Labelling in E-Commerce

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ESHA NEWS

ESHA offices will be closed Monday July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day.

 

INDUSTRY NEWS

The Call for Food Labelling in E-Commerce

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is calling on FDA and Congress to require clear, conspicuous nutrition, ingredient, and allergen information (the same information required on food packages) at the online point of sale.
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Sen. Markey Introduces Bill Calling for Stricter GRAS Framework

The new bill, titled the Ensuring Safe and Toxic-Free Foods Act, which, among other measures, would direct the FDA with creating an office that would reassess whether or not current GRAS substances are safe.
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FDA and AMA Release Education Materials on Dietary Supplements

The FDA, in collaboration with the AMA, has created videos and companion materials to educate the public and healthcare professionals about dietary supplements. Topics include how supplements are defined, regulated, and labeled; potential interactions with other supplements, medications, and laboratory tests; and adverse events and how to report them.
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WHAT WE PUBLISHED

Blog: Labeling and Claims in Foods Containing Fatty Acids

Omega Fatty Acids are not allowed to be listed within the U.S. Nutrition Facts label for food products. However manufacturers may choose to declare them on the packaging itself, here’s how.
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Blog: How to Create a Nutrition Facts Label From a Single Ingredient

To create a single-ingredient Nutrition Facts label, think of your product as a Recipe with only one ingredient. Read this blog to find out how to create such a label.
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FAQ OF THE MONTH

Q: What’s the difference between labeling an ingredient either BE or GMO?

A: According to the USDA, the terms genetically modified and bioengineered both indicate that a food item’s genetic material has been altered using techniques outside of traditional breeding. The difference is in how the terms are used legally.

Foods that contain BE material, by law must say so on the packaging. Non-GMO labeling, however, is a voluntary declaration adopted by some companies for marketing or education purposes only.

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WEBINARS

Upcoming Seminar:
DECLARING DIETARY FIBER ON YOUR NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

There is still confusion among many food manufacturers as to what is required in order to accurately label dietary fiber on a product. According to the FDA, “dietary fiber that can be declared on the Nutrition and Supplement Facts labels includes certain naturally occurring fibers that are “intrinsic and intact” in plants and added isolated or synthetic non-digestible soluble and insoluble carbohydrates that the FDA has determined have beneficial physiological effects to human health.”
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Recorded Webinar:
DECLARING VOLUNTARY NUTRIENTS ON YOUR NUTRITION FACTS LABEL

Displaying voluntary nutrients on your Nutrition Facts label can serve a variety of purposes: helping consumers make more informed decisions, substantiating nutrient content claims, and advertising food fortifications. However, the regulations governing voluntary nutrients differ slightly from those governing mandatory nutrients, which are those required by NLEA labeling.
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TUTORIALS

Genesis R&D Foods: Displaying Voluntary Nutrients on Your Nutrition Facts Label

This tutorial walks you through the steps for displaying voluntary nutrients on your Nutrition Facts label. This tutorial also covers the other nutrient options that are available in the program.
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Food Processor: Using Nutrients to View Effectively

What you select in the Nutrients to View dialog dictates the nutrients that will show up in your reports, your Person’s intake recommendations, and your Ingredient and Recipe edit nutrients window. This tutorial will show you how to add, modify and save nutrient lists.
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TRAINING
Trainings are available online or in-person.

Genesis R&D Professional + FDA Regulations

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

Genesis R&D Advanced Training

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

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