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Open Sesame, Just Not for Me
Open Sesame, Just Not for Me
His first reaction occurred while we were enjoying a snack of hummus and crackers. Quickly after his first bite, hives began forming all over his body. Being only 11 months old at the time, our son could not tell us what he was feeling, but his notable irritation and physical reaction were enough. We knew something was wrong. And we had a suspicion about what was causing it.
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Tip of the Week: What is FDA’s Temporary Flexibility Policy for Labeling?
Tip of the Week: What is FDA’s Temporary Flexibility Policy for Labeling?
FDA recognizes that supply chain disruptions, including ingredient shortages, can lead to stoppages in food production. Some manufacturers may choose to substitute an alternate ingredient in an effort to continue producing. Because alternate ingredients may differ slightly in composition, substituting ingredients can be a challenge, as this change would most likely not be reflected in the ingredient list on the package label.
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Preventing Allergen Cross-Contact in Your Facility
Preventing Allergen Cross-Contact in Your Facility
AIB International manager of food labeling Elaine Meloan recently explored the topic “Regulatory perspectives on labeling coconut and sesame as allergens” for Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery.
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Tip of the Week: Don’t Turn Treats into Tricks – Tips for Managing Allergens
Tip of the Week: Don’t Turn Treats into Tricks – Tips for Managing Allergens
With Halloween quickly approaching and candy buckets soon to be loaded with everyone’s favorite treats, people with food allergies depend on manufacturers to ensure their safety.
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Final Guidance Issued for the Declaration of Single-Ingredient Packaged Sugar Products and for Certain Cranberry Products
Final Guidance Issued for the Declaration of Single-Ingredient Packaged Sugar Products and for Certain Cranberry Products
Many manufacturers of single-ingredient sugar products and of cranberry products have been waiting on this finalized guidance to make the changes to their nutrition facts panels for compliance with the regulations issued in May 2016. Here we breakdown all the information you need.
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Tip of the Week: Who Regulates Labeling on My Products?
Tip of the Week: Who Regulates Labeling on My Products?
Over the years, there have been many attempts to consolidate the responsibilities for regulation of the food supply under one agency. To date, these attempts have failed. However, the lines of division are not always clear.
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Can You Spot the Missing Elements Required By New Regulations In This Food Label Photo?
Can You Spot the Missing Elements Required By New Regulations In This Food Label Photo?
Test your food label knowledge to see how quickly you can find the missing elements that are required by the new regulations in this photo.
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Tip of the Week: Technical Amendments Released by FDA that You Need to Know
Tip of the Week: Technical Amendments Released by FDA that You Need to Know
The Food and Drug Administration released a technical amendment effective December 21, 2018, that amends Section 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) by correcting errors in labeling examples, restoring missing information, updating cross-references and revising Appendix B of part 101. Here's what you need to know:
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Tip of the Week: Status Update on Added Sugars Labeling for Packaged “Sugar” Products
Tip of the Week: Status Update on Added Sugars Labeling for Packaged “Sugar” Products
What's the status of labeling “added sugars” for products packaged as sugars?
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Questions Remain on Sesame Allergies and Food Labeling in the US
Questions Remain on Sesame Allergies and Food Labeling in the US
Today the ingredient sesame is not required to be listed as an allergen in the ingredient statement on food packages, however, that could change based on the information the FDA is now gathering.
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