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Lupin, A Legume Becoming More Popular In The US, May Cause Allergic Reactions

FDA has issued a Consumer Update (Allergies to a Legume Called Lupin: What You Need to Know) and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions on Lupin and Allergenicity) on lupin, a legume belonging to the same plant family as peanuts.  According to the agency,… Read More
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FDA’s “Gluten-Free” Labeling Rule Takes Effect

On August 5th, FDA’s regulation defining the claim “gluten-free” for voluntary use in food labeling became effective.  FDA cautions consumers that there may still be some products on store shelves labeled “gluten-free” that do not comply w… Read More
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“Gluten-Free” Now Has an Official FDA Definition

FDA has published a final rule defining the term “gluten-free” for voluntary use in food labeling.  Food labels will have to comply with the new regulatory definition starting August 5, 2014, roughly ten years after Congress directed FDA to defi… Read More
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Food Labeling Politics – What the Election Results May Mean for Your Company

The election is over and the current Administration will stay in the White House. Food labeling may not have been among the top issues on the minds of American voters.  But the election results will have an impact on food manufacturers, retailers, a… Read More
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