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October 2, 2017

Nutrition Labels Deadline Pushed Back To 2020

Several years ago the FDA proposed new changes to nutrition labels for products that are sold in the US as a means of making those labels easier for American consumers to read and understand. The deadline for large manufacturers, those with more than $10 million in revenue, was set to go into effect in July…

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July 27, 2017

What’s The Difference Between Organic and Non-GMO? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Depending on the type of customers you serve, you may have found increased demand for organic and/or non-gmo ingredients. The question many small food manufacturers have – and their customers too – is what exactly is the same or different between products and ingredients that are certified organic versus Non-GMO.

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July 13, 2017

Food Labeling Rules Delayed

Last month, the FDA came out and said that large companies, who were required to comply with the new nutrition label changes by July 2018, will have additional time to meet the deadline. Under the Nutrition Facts and Supplement Facts Label and Serving Size rules that were issued in May 2016, large companies were expected…

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June 1, 2017

Rethinking Stock Packaging

Farmers’ market is finally, gloriously here in the Pacific Northwest.  Similarly, warm(ish) and dry(ish) weather is also finally here too – at least 50% of the time – which means that I’ve been spending lots of time at farmers’ markets seeing what’s new on the local scene and picking up fruits and veggies and other…

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