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Because consumers lack familiarity with chemical vitamin nomenclature, DSM Nutritional Products has petitioned FDA to allow the use of vitamin letter names on both the Nutrition and Supplement Facts label and Ingredient Declaration lines.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is denouncing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s decision to delay – by 18 to 30 months – implementation of the updated Nutrition and Supplement Facts Label rule, which would require listing changes for calories, sugars, and serving sizes, among other revisions.
A controversial San Francisco ordinance to address the threat of antibiotics resistance – via stringent reporting requirements on the use of antibiotics in food animals by large chain grocers – passed a second vote of the city’s Board of Supervisors on Oct. 17.
FDA has denied a request that it withdraw and replace the seafood consumption advice for pregnant and nursing women that the agency issued jointly with EPA in January.
Food retailer Panera Bread has registered strong opposition to FDA’s proposed delay for compliance with the agency’s revised Nutrition and Supplement Facts label, which is likely to be pushed back to 2020.
A campaign to stop “fear-based” food labeling, called “Peel Back the Label,” has added food companies Perdue, Tysons, Living Fresh, Cuties, and Del Monte to its hall of shame. The companies have deceptively used either “non-GMO” or “No Added Hormones/Steroids” to their product labels, the campaign says.