FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Voluntary Sesame Labeling

On December 8, 2020, in Uncategorized, by admin

On November 10, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidance to encourage food manufacturers to clearly declare sesame in the Ingredient Statement. This voluntary measure reflects a need for such information by consumers who are allergic or sensitive to sesame. While sesame can cause allergic reactions, it is not one of […]


U.S. FDA Releases Small Entity Labeling Compliance Guide

On March 1, 2020, in Uncategorized, by admin

February 2020 the United States Food and Drug Administration (U.S. FDA), which governs food and supplement labeling, released a easy to understand Small Entity Compliance Guide. This summary of the final rule on new nutrition and supplement facts label regulations is intended to help food manufacturers comply with the requirements established in 21 CFR 101.9, […]

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2018 Summer Fancy Food Show Top Trends

On October 3, 2018, in Uncategorized, by admin

The 64th annual Summer Fancy Food Show held June 30 – July 2, 2018 at the Javits Center in NYC featured over 2,600 exhibitors representing 54 countries. More than 200,000 specialty food products were displayed, covering a staggering six football fields of space. Trends spotted at the Show include: Cauliflower – in riced and flour […]

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Menu Labeling for the Big Apple

On June 7, 2017, in Uncategorized, by admin

Menu labeling regulations will start being enforced in New York City on May 22, 2017 for chain food retailers with more than 15 locations nationwide. Calorie counts on menu boards and full nutrition information upon request will be standard requirements for these Big Apple locations. While nationwide menu labeling regulations have been postponed until May […]

Menu Labeling Compliance Date Revised

On May 10, 2017, in Uncategorized, by admin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the compliance date for menu labeling. After considering extensive input from industry, the original compliance date of May 5th, 2017 has been delayed until May 7, 2018. The FDA will accept comments for 60 days, beginning on May 4th, so further input on menu labeling requirements […]

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2016 Summer Fancy Food Show® Shines in NYC

On July 13, 2016, in Uncategorized, by admin

The 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show held at the Javits Center in New York City featured more than 180,000 food and beverage products and hosted 2,670 exhibitors and 47,000+ industry professionals from around the world. Trends Spotted at the Show: Pumpkin – Spice and Flesh appeared in baked goods, salsas, frozen desserts and sauces. Seeds […]


Menu Labeling – Final Guidance

On May 3, 2016, in Uncategorized, by admin

FDA published final guidance for Menu Labeling on April 29, 2016. The guidance assists businesses in complying with Menu Labeling final rules, which FDA will begin enforcing one year from when the Notice of Availability (NOA) is published in the Federal Register. NOA is expected to be published in May 2016. Menu Labeling Final Guidance […]


Marketing Food Products for Millennials

On October 27, 2015, in Uncategorized, by admin

Millennials represent an attractive group for food manufacturers. Defined by demographers as those born after 1980 and before 2000, millennials represent $1.3 trillion or 21% in consumer spending according to a report by the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The Food Marketing Institute’s (FMI’s) 2014 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends Report found millennials spread-the-word and discuss […]