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The Plant Based Foods Association released the first standard for the labeling of plant-based meat alternatives. The association's standards allow for references to the type of animal-meat and the form of the product, such as nugget or burger, along with a qualifier that clearly indicates that the food is plant-based or vegetarian. Full Story
Cases of bird flu were confirmed at a chicken farm in Suffolk, England. All 27,000 birds at the commercial farm will be culled after a number were found to have the H5 type of avian flu, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, reported The Guardian. Full Story
Sulapac raised $16.6 million in a funding round to expand distribution of its plastic-free straws. The main components of the straws are wood and plant-based binders and they are designed to be fully biodegradable. The straws will be available to consumers in Europe starting in January, reported Yahoo! Finance. Full Story
Labeling foods with exercise advice could help tackle the obesity crisis, according to a study published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. Researchers suggested displaying small symbols showing how much physical activity is needed to compensate for consuming the item. The team found that compared with no labeling or other labeling approaches, participants selected on average about 65 fewer calories per meal when exercise-based labels were present on food or menus, reported The Guardian. Full Story
Ruiz Food Products voluntarily recalled 55,013-lbs. of frozen breakfast burrito products due to potential contamination with extraneous plastic pieces. The NTRE products were distributed under the El Monterey brand to retail location nationwide. Full Story
Upper Saddle River, NJ (November 5, 2019) – New Jersey-based news and information service The Food Institute and Washington, DC-based firm OFW Law are taking their popular U.S. Food Labeling Seminar online! This year’s labeling course will be available virtually, in multiple parts, to allow more food industry executives access across the country.
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