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Mislabeled Food Products Risk Allergic Reaction

About 80 percent of all food products are regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulates meat, poultry and egg products. Both agencies have regulations governing food production, labeling and recalls.Rarely does a week go by without reports of a food recall. The number of annual recalls has ...
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Please Don’t Pass the Salt (Labels): The Fight Over NYC’s Sodium Labeling Rule

After surviving its first go-around in court, New York City’s attempt to require restaurateurs to add sodium warnings to their menus has hit a roadblock in the form of a temporary injunction. Perhaps taking inspiration from the FDA’s recent imposition of nutrition-labeling requirements on restaurant menus, the New York City Board of Health had approved ...
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Takeaways for the Hospitality Industry from FDA’s Draft Food Labeling Guidance

authored by: Barbara Rowland, Charles W. Spitz, and Abraham J. Rein The FDA has issued draft guidance regarding previously announced menu-labeling rules set to take effect on December 1, 2015. The scope of those rules, which require certain businesses to post nutrition information about food offered for sale, has raised questions for the hospitality industry. ...
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The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act’s Impact

FDA’s steadfast position against formally addressing “Natural” claims on food products may soon be forced to change if the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, which the House of Representatives passed on July 23, 2015, is enacted. The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (“SAFLA”) serves largely to prohibit state and local governments from enacting ...
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