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FSIS Loosens Labeling Enforcement, Allows Foodservice Items Easier Access to Retail
The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced labeling flexibilities for products that were initially intended to head to the foodservice sector but have been rerouted for retail establishments.
FSIS broke down three situations which describe how product can move to retail with certain labeling deviations. These new allowances only apply to product that has already undergone production.
Product that is being produced is expected to meet all requirements.
Labeling at a Federal Establishment
Products made at a Federal establishment intended for HRI...
Nutri-Score May Shake Up the Plant Based Alternative Protein Shelf
According to Rabobank, Nutri-Score is likely to challenge consumers’ perceptions in their choice for alternative protein products. Making consumers aware of a food’s nutritional values is what the roll-out of the front-of-pack label in the coming months and years is intended to do in the European market. In this way, Nutri-Score may lead health-driven consumers to change their preferences and processors to change their formulations.
Nutri-Score is a front-of-pack labeling system that grades food products from A to E according to their nutritional level. It has been launched to nudge consumers to make healthier choices in their food preferences and has already been adopted by several...
American Egg Board Introduces Made with Real Eggs Seal
People want to know and understand what is in the food they eat. To help restaurants and food manufacturers give consumers confidence in their products, the American Egg Board (AEB) has introduced the new Made with REAL Eggs certification seal to easily communicate their food products are made of genuine eggs.
Additionally, new research shows that when consumers know a product is made with real eggs, the value of the product increases. More than 80 percent of those who buy egg products said seeing the Made with REAL Eggs seal would positively influence their purchase decision. The seal also gave consumers confidence that a manufacturer's brand was of high quality (82 percent) and that a product would taste better (80 percent).
"Eggs are recognized as one of nature's most perfect foods, and one of the most popular foods among Americans today. In fact, consumer demand for eggs and egg products has reached...
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