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Importing Food into the United States

Importing Food into the United States

Importing food into the United States made simple in 5 easy steps. Importing Food into the United States: A Step by Step Guide Importing food into the United States can be a sticky process if you aren't up to date on government requirements. Here are the 5 major...

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The Top Four Food Labeling Basics You Need to Know

The Top Four Food Labeling Basics You Need to Know

  Food manufacturers who have created labels for their food products before will likely tell you they learned a lot of information they didn’t really need to know in the end. Hours spent perusing the FDA’s website and reading up on every little detail about food...

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Food Additives Labeling

Food Additives Labeling

Food Additives Labeling: FDA Guidelines and Resources Dealing with food additives can be tricky, to say the least. When food manufacturers start using chemical additives and coloring agents, formulating a food product becomes a whole lot more complex and scientific....

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Partially Hydrogenated Oil FDA Ruling/Ban

Partially Hydrogenated Oil FDA Ruling/Ban

Understanding the Partially Hydrogenated Oil FDA Ruling/Ban Over the past few years, partially hydrogenated oils have come under a lot of scrutiny. While they’ve been used in food products since the 1950s, mostly to preserve the shelf-life of manufactured foods, the...

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Variety Pack Food Labeling

Variety Pack Food Labeling

Variety Pack Food Labeling: What You Need to Know About Aggregate Food Labels I remember a client telling me that when she was a kid, she got to enjoy variety pack of mini cereal boxes—but just on her birthday. Normally, her mother wouldn’t allow her to have sweet...

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Health Claims on Food Labels

Health Claims on Food Labels

Making Health Claims on Food Labels: The FDA Rules You Need to Know Many of the food products on any given grocery store shelf have some sort of claim on the packaging. Consumers use these claims to inform what they buy, and as manufacturers, we use them to help...

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FDA Food Labeling for Gluten-Free Products

FDA Food Labeling for Gluten-Free Products

A Guide to FDA Food Labeling for Gluten-Free Products If you look on any grocery store shelf across the nation, you’ll notice that there are more gluten-free products than ever before. The demand for products free of wheat and gluten is certainly on the rise....

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FDA Food Labeling Exemptions

FDA Food Labeling Exemptions

FDA Food Labeling Exemptions Explained: What Small Businesses Need to Know Over the years I’ve spent working with food manufacturers and producers, I’ve come to realize that the FDA’s rules for nutrition labeling are often confusing. A lot of people get tripped up on...

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Single Ingredient Food Labeling

Single Ingredient Food Labeling

A Guide to Single Ingredient Food Labeling Using Online Nutrition Analysis I recently worked with a client who had an incredible passion for pumpkin seeds. She came to me a few months before launching her dream product—pure, raw, organic Austrian pumpkin seeds—to get...

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Organic Labeling Requirement

Organic Labeling Requirement

Organic Labeling Requirements: Rules for Food Manufacturers Using Organic Ingredients It’s no secret that Americans are becoming increasingly health-conscious. And while in the past this has meant fad dieting and low-fat foods, the emerging narrative around healthy...

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The 3 Best Practices for Creating a Nutrition Facts Label

The 3 Best Practices for Creating a Nutrition Facts Label

It might come as no surprise that in 2022, there are more than one way to create nutrition facts labels for your food products. Because we live in a digital age, where data is easily accessible, food manufacturers aren't restricted to outsourcing nutrition facts label...

What Needs To Be On The New FDA Food Label

What Needs To Be On The New FDA Food Label

Welcome to 2022 - The Year of Compliance! After an extended grace period due to COVID-19, the FDA is reinforcing its regulations for 2022 and beyond. It will be of utmost importance this year to make sure your product nutrition labels are up to date for compliance....

Creating Functional Food Products for Retail Sale

Creating Functional Food Products for Retail Sale

How to Create a Successful Food Product in 2022 If you're considering making a career out of creating and selling food products to consumers in any capacity, how do you know where to start?  You might be surprised to find out that anywhere from 70-90% of food retail...