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EU Food Policy - What's New On The Menu? Food Labeling and Much More

EU Regulation on Food Labeling - Next Steps On 25 October 2011, the European Parliament and the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 on the provision of food information to consumers (hereinafter, the ‘FIC Regulation’). The FIC Regulation establishes the legal framework for...

Defeat of Washington I-522 GMO Labeling

State-sponsored GMO-labeling efforts faced defeat in Washington State’s November 2013 election. Voters rejected Washington State’s Initiative Measure 522 (I-522) proposal, 51.21 percent to 48.79 percent.1 Washington’s I-522, known as the “Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Engineered...

The End of Trans Fats? FDA Issues Tentative Determination on Trans Fats In Processed Foods

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a Federal Register notice with its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in food.[1] ...

A Brief History and Overview of Country of Origin Labeling Requirements

Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) laws and regulations require retailers to notify their customers of the country of origin of covered commodities, which include beef, veal, lamb, chicken, fish and shellfish, goat, pork, perishable agricultural commodities, macadamia nuts, pecans, ginseng, and peanuts...