NAMI: FSIS’ New Label Proposal for Meat & Poultry Will Raise Prices for Consumers

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service’s (FSIS) latest attempt at proposed rules for a “Product of the USA” label for meat products are again likely to result in trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico costing American consumers and businesses billions of dollars.

Sustainlabel! Awarded ‘Meets Preferred Guidance’ Recognition

March 20, 2023 Yerecic Label

Yerecic Label is thrilled to announce that they have been formally recognized by the  Association of Plastic Recyclers’ (APR) Meets Preferred Guidance (MPG) program for a complete label construction applied to PET packaging. Yerecic Label’s new SustainLabel!® MPG label construction ensures confirmation of the technical compatibility of a pressure sensitive label with today’s industrial plastics recycling processes for PET per the MPG Program protocol.

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Food and Drug Administration’s Draft Labeling Guidance

February 24, 2023 National Fisheries Institute

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) newly issued draft guidance to help ensure appropriate labeling of plant-based beverages, marketed as milk alternatives, is a solid step in the right direction for regulators and consumers.  Highly processed, plant-based products masquerading as seafood for too long have contributed to consumer confusion and openly flouted existing regulations. Guidance for these products should mirror those now under consideration for “milk” products.

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative Reacts to FDA Guidance on Milk Alternatives

February 24, 2023 Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative

Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative said today that the Food and Drug Administration’s release of the long-awaited draft guidance on labeling plant-based milk alternatives is a step forward. This step moves closer to accurately labeling imitation dairy products, a priority issue for the co-op.

Climate Labels on Food Lower Red Meat Consumption, Study Finds

January 4, 2023 Justin Boggs, KSBY

Placing labels on fast food items that show climate impact lowers consumers’ red meat consumption, a study published this week in the Journal of American Medical Association found. The study was authored by researchers at Johns Hopkins University.